Google's search engine from 2001 -- Look at what I found! In celebration of their 10th anniversary, Google has posted it's search engine results and data going all the way back to January 2001: http://www.google.com/search2001.html [Broken] Sounds interesting... so I decided to compare search results from today and those from 2001. Here are the results (now / 2001): "physicsforums" (17,500,000 / 0) Barack Obama (71,200,000 / 771) "Sarah Palin" (20,300,000 / 0) iPod (418,000,000 / 1,300) wikipedia (286,000,000 / 681) But THIS is the most interesting gem I discovered: search terms: "fannie mae" "freddie mac" collapse (785 results) and this little jewel from all the way back in 2000 during a testimony before the House Banking Committee (the first link from google's 2001 archived search results): Clearly Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were created for “good” purposes – now the issue is whether the special privileges they’ve been granted, specifically their implicit government “insurance” policy, act to distort and destabilize the marketplace. (http://web.archive.org/web/20010916040429/www.cei.org/RemarksReader.asp?ID=1035" [Broken]) Oh wait, I'm not done: "Our worry is that GSEs could become the savings and loans of the coming decade, with taxpayers getting the bill for a bailout that will make the S&L crisis look like chump change." If Freddie and Fannie continue their attempts to expand their reach into subprime and jumbo mortgages, there is a real danger of collapse (http://web.archive.org/web/20010410165029/www.cagw.org/mediacenter/newsrel/search/00-03-09.htm" [Broken]) Wow! They were saying this in 2000! It's quite disheartening to see that our current economic crisis could have been prevented had the government paid attention within the last 8 years!