||[Apr. 4th, 2003|11:03 am]
The Question Club
Why can't people use Google?|
I'm not talking about y'all. I've actually been quite pleased that this community is mostly free of easily googlable searches.
Some other communities I belong to, which shall remain nameless, are constantly full of questions that could be answered by just using Google.
My favorite Wonder of Google story goes as follows: I was at the libary in the video section, and another woman came up to me and described a movie to me. She knew who the actors were and the main plot points; she just couldn't remember the title, and the librarians had never heard or it. "Use Google," said I. Then I had to explain how.
She ended up finding the title of the movie and came back to thank me and we got to chatting. Turned out she was a federal judge, and if you're not a little frightened that a federal judge had to be taught how to use Google by a law school drop-out, you should be.
I don't think it's raw technophobia or incompetence. I am pretty incompetent when it comes to computers. But Google is so easy! So why?