Friday, October 1, 2010

Could Google make you dumb?

I write this post as an unabashed fan of Google and ICT in general.

At the end of the last school term I organised and ran an inter-school netball tournament.  As I was about to sit down and manually create a round robin draw, I thought 'why not do a google search?'  I typed in 'six team round robin draw' and sure enough there was the draw and my work was done.

My point is, are we becoming more reliant on the likes of Google to do the work and thinking for us?  Sure, I saved some time and I will do the same for numerous other tasks in the future.  However, it is important that we don't lose the skills and ability to do things for ourselves.

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