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By Toby Mundy   December 2002

Mind googling

I can’t resist any longer. The time has come to write about Google, the web’s ur-site and, in my view, one of the most staggering human inventions ever. Whatever it is in the information universe you seek, simply go to, punch in the keywords and va-voom! More results than you can imagine in less time than divides first and second place in an Olympic sprint final. All I need to do is type in the names of my obsessions-Prospect magazine, the CIA or Britney Spears-and up pops the relevant website.

Google was born as part of a…

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