It seems to be common among geeks to remember where you were when you first heard about this amazing new search engine called Google. How did such an event come to stick in our minds as much as events of great tragedy? For me, I didn't even get to see the website for several hours, so it wasn't a reaction to seeing it in action. What I remember is being at a party and a friend telling me that Google worked more intuitively than AltaVista. I filed away that info and checked it out later when I got home, I assume. So why did that conversation, rather than actually seeing Google in action, stick in my mind?
Mokalus of Borg
PS - I've checked this with my workmates.
PPS - All of them have a similar story.