Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Happy Birthday, Google

“Mamma, just google it, will you”, said my older one in exasperation, when I insisted I didn’t know how many volcanoes there were in the world.

Google!!! Till a few years back, the word didn’t even exist in my lexicon, and now Google’s become so much a part of my life, I sometimes feel I should set a place for Google at the dinner table.

When I was a kid, I depended on often out-dated encyclopaedias for information; my kids need only to “google it” out using my phone.

But now that’s Google’s a teen, will he continue to behave?

Happy 13th Birthday, Google
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Dorte H said...

I sincerely hope so. Ten years ago *I* had to do much of the checking in my classes, now I often tell them to google it. (Because of another major step forward - more than half of them bring their own laptops to classes).

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Good question! Wild to think we had to go to the library for our research. Kids have it so easy now.

Chuck said...

Knowledge comes in such an instant flood now, using things like Google, that it's hard to know if anything is learned or retained like it was when you had to search hard and read and write down information. I suspect it's not the same.

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - It is incredible isn't it how quickly the world has changed in terms of finding information. I like that, as I believe that knowledge should be accessible to everyone. I think one of the the most critical things we need to do now is to teach our children how to evaluate the information they find and make sense of it.


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