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 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. (source) 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 (source and some more) 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!