Sunday, June 26, 2011

Google Geniuses

I like today's "Doonesbury." "Internet-Google geniuses" now abound. But meet with them when they can't google for answers and there won't be much they have to offer. Google has become their mind. Without it they are lobotomized.

E.g., I loved the "Google guitar" that was online a few weeks ago. Anyone can play it. But to play the real thing and play it well requires hours and hours and years and years of instruction and practice. This has not changed. Nor has it changed that actual learning and understanding of almost anything requires teaching and time. And, BTW, I google a lot myself. For the researcher it (and its like) are incredible tools.