Shazia Mirza laments what technology has done to her:
Before Google I actually had hobbies, and before I started owning computers I actually had a life.
She did find it helpful in a dispute with a travel agency.
I have learned, from previously blackmailing people, that nothing scares a corporate person more than telling them you're a comedian. So I rang the travel agency again and told them that if they didn't put my real name on the ticket, I would name them and use them as material in my next comedy show. "Comedy?" screamed the woman on the phone. The staff refused to believe I was a comedian, concluding that I must be winding them up."Google me, then," I said.
A new ticket arrived in the post the next day. Google does have some good uses, after all.