Here's the actual url to the post. The original didn't work for some reason: http://www.fluency21.com/blogpost.cfm?blogID=2099
What did we used to do without Google if we wanted to know some kind of quick fact? You could say we had to actually do a little work to get that information, as compared to doing a quick Web search. But since we now know those facts are completely accessible in an instant, why bother with retention? That's the focus of this ESchool News article that talks about the "Google Effect", and how the transformation of our information access has also affected our memory.