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Google Intelligence! Sure, Search Engines Deliver, But What About the Off-line World?

Google Intelligence! Sure, Search Engines Deliver, But What About the Off-line World?

A. Fernando. 2005. Communication world 22 (1): 12-13.

The author contends that search engines make us lazy because we accept the sometimes superficial or inadequate knowledge they provide as being complete, but the Internet does not constitute a complete library. "It came into existence in the latter half of the 20th century when not everything was digitized.... Important events and documents, whether they are scientific, political, economic or in the realm of technology or medicine, do not automatically get into search engines.... In the U.S. alone, more than 300 years of records are not available in digital form.... Libraries and people are still the best sources of information."

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Title Annotation:INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Author:Davis, Linda M.
Publication:Technical Communication
Date:Aug 1, 2005
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