What did we do before the Internet?

For all the spam, scams, and general junk out there, it still amazes me what you can do via the net.

Moving half-way around the world is all of the sudden less daunting when you browse for house rentals as if you were there.

Google Maps Street View (not yet available in Canada) also lets you zoom in and basically take a walk around the neighborhood to see what it's like.

You have to admit -- the Internet is pretty cool sometimes.