Mom used to be the one you went to for answers to all life's problems.
How do you do a popcorn stitch in crochet? Ask Mom.
How do you make a souffle that won't drop in the middle? Mom will know;ask her.
Who was prime minister during WWII? Mom will know and, if she doesn't, she'll ask Grandma.
If the question got a little complicated she might send you for the answer to the set of Encyclopedia Britannica that held pride of place in the living room. It wasn't that Mom didn't know the answer, oh no! It's only that she felt sometimes you should do a little research yourself.
Now the Encyclopedia Britannica has changed to an online version. And of course it sometimes gets a little complicated and verbose, so it's easier to look up a short answer on Wiki. For everything else, there's Google.
How does Mom feel about her replacement-does she feel relief or disappointment at her enforced redundancy? My guess is that if you go to ask her, you'll find her in front of her computer, planning her retirement and consulting Google,