As I drove my daughter this weekend to her swim meet in Santa Clarita, California, I came to appreciate Google as never before. I had never been to that town before and in the old days would have had to have directions written down on a piece of paper so I could follow them to the destination. If, as occurred this weekend, 3 of the four lanes on Highway 5 were inexplicably closed on both Saturday and Sunday mornings I would have sat in traffic for a long time and would have been late. Now, thanks to Google Maps, I was forewarned of the traffic delay and given an alternate route that delayed me no more than 5 minutes from the original path. I found myself pondering Google’s greatness for much of the weekend.