I love reference librarians. From the time I was a kid, I would go up to the reference desk of my local library, ask a question…and get an answer. How awesome is that? Sometimes the answer was, “Let’s go see if it’s in such-and-such book,” but there was always the thirst for knowledge and the desire to help.
As a teacher, I tried to communicate to my students that being smart didn’t necessarily mean you had all the answers, but that you knew how to find them.
And then along came Google.
Google is like a reference librarian on giNORmous steroids.
If you know me, you know that I might have a teensy issue with whipping out my smartphone and Googling something that I am wondering about. I get taken to task for it…until someone else wants to know the answer to something. Then Mr. Google is cool.
And what if there really was a Mr. Google?
It might look something like this:
Poor guy. So many crazy searches to deal with.
And what exactly happens to all that “stuff” floating out there? What if Mr. Google was really…Big Brother? …watching you?
Maybe you should Google that.
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