It was a sad day in the Hotchkiss household. While doing her homework, my twelve year old daughter Alanna had a question. Until now, she always asked me, her father. This time, she went straight to Google. The 10 year old, Lauren, is already heading in the same direction. I'm sensing the old days may never return.
Being in a somewhat philosophical mood (I have the time, now that I don't have to answer questions about pH balances and what a litmus test is) I pondered the implications of this. If there's a box that always has the right answers, what does this mean for our society? How will having instant access to the absolute authority on everything impact us?