Curiosity killed (by) the Internet

Does anyone brew over niggling queries anymore? Feel that rapturous excitement when you finally discover the answer to a longstanding question? Or do we all just hop on the web and tap-tap-tap dance away in Google?

If there’s something I don’t know, I start feeling quite edgy if I can’t find the answer NOW. There must be an app/blog/forum/website about that somewhere…

Some of the recent questions that have whizzled through my brain recently:

  • What is the difference between concrete and cement?
  • Where can I get a free ‘No junk mail’ sticker?
  • Are fashion magazines bad for me?
  • What were the original names of the kids in Enid Blyton’s The Magic Faraway Tree, before they changed them?
  • Why does my daughter draw love hearts and butterflies, and my son draw planes and ships?
  • What is a runcible spoon?

You can see that my questions are quite dull. My kids ask magnificent questions:

  • What is sand?
  • Does the Great Wall of China have shops?
  • Is the heart for love and pumping blood?
  • Why aren’t spider webs square?
  • How do you make shampoo?

I’m not going to give you the answers. How long you can resist the urge to hit that search engine?

Brought to you by the Interweb – Google buns

Enid Blyton invented Google buns, and they sound quite delicious …

One response to “Curiosity killed (by) the Internet

  1. Pingback: Things I say to my kids that my mum never said to me | A life less digital

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