No more late night coffee for me

I’ve been up since 4:00am and am still wide awake two hours later. In a way, it’s cool since I’m caught up on my feeds (even though FeedLounge has really been sucking lately ~ makes me wonder if I made the right decision switching) and email.

Oh well.

Being up early, I started getting philosophical on things. It’s something I do when I’m deprived of sleep (or have drank too much wine ~ today, it’s the sleep). What I was thinking about this morning was how the next generation of people are going to have such a different level of knowledge and research capabilities because of the internet. Yeah, yeah I know. “No shit”, right?

The example that made me think about this was the R.E.M. kick that I’ve been on lately. They used to be my absolute favorite band when I was in high school (and into my early college years). Being young, dumb and from a small town, it was a huge breakthrough when someone explained to me what their name meant. Today, if you don’t know something you don’t have to worry about trying to find the answer deep inside of a library or running into someone that may know it offhand. All you need is a search engine and you can have your answer in seconds.

What I’m typing here isn’t anything earthshattering. In a way, I’m pointing out the obvious. I guess it just hit home with me (of course, it could be the hour of the day here and my lack of sleep playing with my head). It’s just that we have the capability of answering pretty much any question that comes across our minds.

We are all researchers now. Ten years ago, I never would have thought of myself in that way.

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2 Responses to “No more late night coffee for me”

  1. jr Says:

    We have all reverted to being hunters and gatherers. We just hunt and gather different things than our ancestors.

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