today, for the first time in my life, I used Google to locate an item in my own room. And it worked.
Explanation: I was looking for an article I'd written on the Gates foundation funding initiative for malaria. All my articles are nicely filed in 5 big lever arch files, chronological order, on my shelf. Trouble is I remembered the title but couldn't remember which year the piece appeared (for most pieces I vaguely remember the year and the season), so it could have taken me some time to go through the publication lists or the files.
So I googled for the title, found the year and had the piece within 2 minutes. Magic.