My point is: While the Internet does all those things, it is not accurate to say the Internet is only any one of them.
You gather knowledge from the little things which common men pass by unnoticed.
Kamenski sent soldiers to Rustchuk, but I only employed these two things and took more fortresses than Kamenski and made them Turks eat horseflesh!
For people accustomed to think that plans of campaign and battles are made by generals--as any one of us sitting over a map in his study may imagine how he would have arranged things in this or that battle--the questions present themselves: Why did Kutuzov during the retreat not do this or that?
They went away because for Russians there could be no question as to whether things would go well or ill under French rule in Moscow.