"Over the years we've searched the Internet together: You at home on Sunday mornings reading this column, me at work trying to find the best on the Web. And you would think that after years of growth, of watching the Web expand from a few hundred thousand sites to more than 3 billion, that searching would have gotten easier. That someone or some corporation would have figured out a way to index the Internet in a way that makes sense."
"But it hasn't happened. Not yet. There is no such thing as an Internet librarian that you can turn to for a comprehensive, intelligent search."
"We have search engines, links sites, Web rings and columns such as this one recommending particular sites. But the Net is not like the Atlantic or Ocean County libraries."
"On the Internet, there's no desk to walk up to, no one to tap on the shoulder. Ocean County does have some cool things, like live online help as well as a homework help line. But it's not the same. (from Press of Atlantic City)