Is Google Making Us Stupid?

Sure we no longer have to fill our brains with a dearth of useful trivia, but when has a mind full of useless facts helped anyone other than on Jeopardy.

We now have Sudoku to keep our minds active now that encyclopedias aren't around for us read and memorize cover to cover.

So, no, I don't believe as Carr and others would have us believe that those who acquire search engine skills will cease to exercise their memory and become forgetful.

Is Google Making Us Stupid? found in The Atlantic, written by Nicholas Carr


Firefox 3 available Tuesday, June 17

The official date has been announced.

Next Tuesday Firefox is launching version 3 and hoping to break a world record with the most downloads in a day.

So, mark your calendars and download Firefox 3 on Tuesday.


Takes a licking and keeps on ticking

Bulova Watches may want to adopt this saying for their watches after one was found in Gibraltar Harbor.

Teddy Beacon lost it in the Harbor in 1941 while serving on the HMS Repulse.

It was found recently when the Harbor was dredged and returned to him... and it's still ticking after being wet for all those years.