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Taking 'Internet answers' for granted

Paul McNamara | Dec. 3, 2012
That there is nothing unusual about either of these anecdotes is what makes them so remarkable.

More likely I would have gotten over my curiosity.

Today answering such a question more often than not takes an Internet connection and 10 seconds. In fact, answering such questions quickly online has become so reliable that it is the rare occasion when Googling something doesn't work that is truly remarkable.

My 11-year-old children will never know what it's like to have such a mundane question occur yet not have the answer at their fingertips. They take this magic for granted.

I try my best not to.


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