Yahoo! Crosswords (a tiny subset of Yahoo! Games) is a good example of the Internet making my life better one small step at a time. The crosswords here are essentially like the pen and paper sort, except it is better in at least three ways (which I feel make it more instantly gratifying, like most post-net versions of things do):
- You can instantly check to see whether or not you have answered a clue correctly, without having to peek at the entire solution (possibly spoiling other parts of your puzzle).
- As you move your position marker around different boxes in the puzzle, the relevant clues are automatically highlighted for you on the side. No more wasted time searching clue numbers.
- Entering things digitally via your keyboard instead of a pencil (or pen, for the bold) means that all of the letters are uniformly centered in the boxes, and mistakes are a breeze -- just delete!