Ok, this is a scary one. I am going off line – completely. But… I have commitments which I can not extricate myself from, so I can only do this for three days, that’s my limit, then I have to re-join the world again.
Why is this so scary? Well for starters it means no email, internet banking, no checking the blog or stats (my partner will upload for me), no Facebook (which I am used to), but perhaps the worst of all – no quick Google of anything – I have to rely on my own brain for the next three days! Voted one of the 50 funniest tweets of 2011 was
“I’m done learning new things until someone can prove to me that we won’t have Google forever” (@patrickmarkryan).
It’s funny because it’s true.
Remember the Bigpond ad from a few years ago? The kid in the backseat of the car asks his Father…
‘Dad what is the great wall of China?’
The Dad with no idea rambles off about the reign of emperor Nasi Goreng and keeping the rabbits out. It finishes with…
Give your kids the right answers, get them broadband.
I actually Googled that ad because I could only barely remember it – case in point!!
Never again will we feed our kids the wrong information because at our fingertips we have Google the master of all teaching.
Well not me, not for the next three days at least. So I apologise now in advance for incorrect facts in the next few blogs – I am relying on my own memory – scary stuff. And no, I will not go without spellcheck, that’s where I draw the line!