I was clearing out my loft recently and I came across a big box of Lego from my childhood. I couldn’t resist having a little rummage around, I mean who doesn’t like Lego right? I was surprised to find some printouts of some online search results that my dad had brought home for me from his work, and boy did they fascinate me.
Using the search query ‘Lego’, in 1997 using the Infoseek search engine resulted in just 6265 results, the first of which wasn’t even the official Lego homepage. Use the same search query today in 2015 using Yahoo (the search engine that would supersede Infoseek), will result in over 10,800,000 pages. The world wide web was a smaller place 18 years ago.