Life Before Google?

We were watching TV last night, saw an ad for some new Subaru car, & randomly pondered, "I wonder what’s the meaning behind the Subaru logo with those 6 little stars?"   So, now I know…

Turns out that "Subaru" is not only a Japanese word meaning "unite," but also a term for the Pleiades star cluster in the constellation Taurus that includes six stars visible to the naked eye, according to "Origins of Subaru".

So, the question that this brings up again is, how did we survive before Google?   Okay, okay, yes, I know we had AltaVista, Infoseek, Excite, and other search engines before that.   But what about before the Internet?   Were we simply less curious back then or more patient when information wasn’t just a keypress away?