The big news in the Times’ Sunday Review was that Google does not replace your brain. As my college roommate Cindi Ware Hayes would say, “Really? I mean, really?”
Yes: knowing facts is better than having to looking them up. Not that I expect people to know everything, or even everything they were taught in school. However, thinking is not zero-sum but cumulative; the more one knows, the more one can understand, discover, and even create.
Last week I attended a memorial service which reminded me of life as a witness for knowledge and love. Requiem eternam et lux perpetua, Helen Sapp.