As Ask Jeeves falls into the lesser-used realms of internet at 1% of searches, it’s important to look back and remember a time when this wasn’t so.

1996: Ask Jeeves was created. People marveled at a search engine where they didn’t have to deal with pesky key words and could ask a long, clunky question, instead.

1998: Ask Jeeves gets taken over by porn.

2005: Ask Jeeves becomes simply Ask.com.

2010: Ask.com gives up its search engine aspirations altogether, and becomes a site on which people ask questions and never receive answers.

 

Let’s all take a moment of silence for Jeeves.

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