Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Because My Uncle Rico's an IDIOT
All of this got me thinking about how privileged we are to have ready access to almost unlimited information. When I was in high school in the early nineties, my sources of information were limited to small local and school libraries, network news, and PBS (praise the Fates for PBS). Seriously, there wasn't much to work with. There was not a Barnes and Noble on every corner. There was no internet other than a caveman version of email that nobody had (a friend of mine would go over to a college in our town and email her boyfriend in another state--I had no idea what the hell she was talking about). That was a completely different paradigm from our present day, when loads of people have little magic boxes in our pockets which allow us to learn anything, anywhere, at any time.
So, what am I doing with this omnipotent reach of knowledge across all cultures over the entire globe? Well, the truth is in the proverbial pudding, so let me check some of my recent Google searches. Here are a few in all of their glory:
~chloe seveigny drag queen guy
~who is opening for katy perry
~how tall is jeanne tripplehorn
Right. Maybe I should take a class.