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Excellent question! I used to be a neverending fountain of trivial information to all of my friends. Now, they don't have to ask, they just Google it. And if they do ask, I Google it. Or I IMDB.com it, or I Wikipedia it. Fortunately, I have a tendancy to retain what I read.
But what about the average Joe? Is all this easy-access information turning his brains to mush? Mushier?
Is Google Making Us Stupid?
. . .I think I know what’s going on. For more than a decade now, I’ve been spending a lot of time online, searching and surfing and sometimes adding to the great databases of the Internet. The Web has been a godsend to me as a writer. Research that once required days in the stacks or periodical rooms of libraries can now be done in minutes. A few Google searches, some quick clicks on hyperlinks, and I’ve got the telltale fact or pithy quote I was after. . .
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