Over the years, web searches have changed and shifted dynamically. Computers shrank. Desktops arrived in every home. Laptops flooded college campuses. Phones started connecting to the internet, then smartphones changed things so dramatically that some people stopped using computers entirely. On the side, there was the steady growth of tablets and other hybrid devices. People could access the internet from anywhere, running web searches on a wide variety of machines.
One thing that those machines always had in common, though, was a screen. We understood that the internet was delivered to us through a screen.