Wikipedia blacked out its content yesterday for 24 hours to protest an on-line piracy bill that is currently being discussed among the legislators in the US congress.
The blackout was a big surprise to me and I am sure to many of you. Usually, most of my searches ends on Wikipedia. Since the contents were blocked, I had no choice but to move to other inferior website heavily bloated with lame advertisements. It was very frustrating not to be able to get even a single straight answer!
Wikipedia is indispensable. A world without it, is a very scary place to live.