Well not exactly. But last night I was using British Education Index, and noticed that it was a Dialog product. It took me right back to a room at what was then Manchester Polytechnic in, oh, it must have been 1981 when we were shown a dial-up version of a Dialog database of bibliographic references on a green screen computer. (Actually, I think the on-screen text was orange, but you get the point.) It hadn’t really occured to me until today that these things have been around for nearly three decades. And yet you still occasionally hear of academics who ban their students from using the Internet!