Lately, i’ve become aware that i don’t actually think for myself anymore. Why think when the internet can do it so much better?
Can’t spell something? Google it or rely on the dotted red line. (If you right click on the word, it actually tells you the correct spelling. Magic!) Don’t know the definition of the word you can’t spell? Just add “define: wordican’tspell” and Google will tell you. I can use my ultra-portable Speak and Spell when I’m on the go, but I’ve yet to find an outfit that really works with it.
Can’t do simple math? Google calculator to the rescue. A pound to grams? Sweet Google!
Was there ever a war over bananas? Thanks Wikipedia. (This article does not cite any references or sources. Hmm. That can’t be a good thing. Ah well, what’s wrong with learning historically inaccurate facts? Probably won’t help your Trivial Pursuit game, but how often do you play that anyway).
Who played Wicket the Ewok in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi? Thanks imdb.
This is why I cannot be disconnected from the internet ever. Or I would actually have to use my brain. My brain, that really smart people paid to think and get the best Canadian post-secondary education their money could buy in the hopes that I would become the next Chomskette, has. failed. the. universe.
I personally blame Steve Jobs. If his computers weren’t so impenetrable to internet viruses, I may still have a partially working brain. For losing the other half (the right hemisphere… especially the part where you process fractions), I blame the invention called “TV on DVD”. Just one more episode. Can’t stop.