Today I was watching a pigeon. Not the most engaging of activities, I know that much, but it caught my attention because it was huge. Now, I realize that a pigeon doesn’t really warrant a blog post, but the thing is that, having seen it, I found myself wondering what the biggest pigeon species happens to be. Some twenty years ago I would have dismissed the question as one that wasn’t really worth pursuing, today it took me thirty seconds to find an answer, and the truth is that when I did I found nothing remarkable about that fact (apparently that distinction goes to the three species of the Goura genus). The thing is that, as pretty much everyone else, I’ve grown used to having the answers to my questions at my fingertips, and today was one of those days in which the realization of how used to taking that ability for grounded I’ve become really hit me.