I remember the day precisely when I first discovered Google. It was in 1999, in Reading, and my colleague Ruth introduced me to this amazing new search engine. I work as a librarian. I find it ironic that I know, almost to the day, when I first came across the engine of my own destruction. Oh, I don't think I'll be made redundant just yet, but I can see a time when I will be, and I think it will be within my working life-time. I wonder if this is how the lamp-lighters felt when they first beheld electricity?