On the art of googling.

I am actually surprised by the number of people that don’t google things that they can google.

I’m not going to say “it’s easy!” because that’s not the reason you should google things. The reason you should is because, for the first time in human history, you can. Our parents, and everyone before them, when they needed some information, had to visit a library. Or ask someone who they hoped would know the answer. And sometimes they would get false information. Not that they would know that, of course, not even the person telling them.

Roman soldiers weren’t paid in salt, and that is not why salary comes from salarium, contrary to whatever source you heard that from. Also, there are words that rhyme with orange and silver. Not really words you’d use, but words nevertheless. Look them up.

I’m not trying to make a particular point about (arguably useless) trivia. I’m trying to make a point about how readily available everything is to us, if only we sat our asses down and looked for them. The art of googling is not a complicated one to learn. It’s not even an art. It begins and ends with “ooh, is that really true?” or “ooh, what else can I find out about this?”

On an unrelated side-note: everything that everyone has described to me as “viruses” in their computers or pen drives are not viruses. A simple google would tell you this. Wifi problems. Google. How do I back up my phone? Google. How do I X? Google.

Another unrelated side-note: even though I’ve mentioned google like a hundred (well, nine) times, I use DuckDuckGo. Why? Google it.

This was #5.

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