Rumor has it that today is National Google Day and while I have not found any documentation (on google that is) of the accuracy of this rumor, I still think it is appopriate time to express my gratitude for it’s development. I believe google is the greatest gift to lies, fact sharing and diagnosis of the chronically ill.
Google has provides multiple hours of entertainment for those of us who do not have children to occupy our time with and on occassion it because an unending well of information when researching ideas or concept for business. As a person who could be considered “chronically ill”, it provides multiple medical journals at my fingertips. Let’s be honest, everything you read on the internet is true, right? Right? Right? So, when someone who has to manage their health gets a flu symptom of course the first thing they do is sit down at the computer and spend the next 17 hours diagnosing themselves with swine flu or something potentially deadly.
With all of that said, it does have it’s good points. You can google your people who have had a significant affect on history and most likely always find a credible source of information with data that you did not know before. You can research a recent diagnosis (from a real doctor that is) and understand how to better take care of yourself. You can find the best place to buy that new watch for your mother for her birthday. If you are lucky, you might just find a person that can bring your heart some joy like a long lost mother, brother or significant other! So, here is to lies, embellishments and truth given to us by the google gods!