Everything had a spell and grammar check you ran when you were done writing.
My email had a choice of fonts, type sizes, bold or italics.
Spell checks weren’t wrong a lot.
Google search had a feature that highlighted the words you were looking for within the pages it found.
Google allowed you to find any version of anything you had ever written on your computer.
Your email could tell you if the email you sent had been read or not.
You could retrieve deleted data from your device without having to download anything.
You saved your data on media that filled half a shoebox, instead of a thimble. In exchange, you could write what it was right on it, and didn’t live in constant terror.