The Age of BG and AG

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This is just an observation on my part.

Submitted: January 30, 2018

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Submitted: January 30, 2018

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  Most of us have heard the terms BC and AD. I won't even get into that discussion here. But I wonder how many of us who live in social media and who use computers and cell phones on a daily basis these days will ever come to call the times we live in as BG and AG and that is Before Google and After Google.

 

  Think about it? How many times do you use Google to search items, dates, names etc on a daily basis?I do practically everyday to check myself on a variety of things or just to read up on the history of any certain day. Google is great about that. Not that this discussion is about the mega giant search engine company. But it sort of is.

 

  And I think back to the days before Google when you had to look through encyclopedias and that took forever and the irony of looking up things in a dictionary is that you need to know how to spell the word in the first place to spell check yourself. Ah the painful memories of the past. How time consuming that was.

 

I guess spell check could fall into that category of AG as well. Google, the company, began in 96 according to my research about Google on Google. Smirks. (I searched about the company Google on their own search engine). But I digress. Don't even get me started on Auto Correct which seems to have a mind of its own and is always putting up weird words instead of the ones I had intended use like “suggest” instead of “subject” and so on. Again I digress.

 

  The whole point of this observation is that we live in a time when computers and especially cell phones seem to be an extension of ourselves whether that is updating our FB accounts and our feeds, to checking on the latest Pay per view updates (WWE in my case), or see what crazy things are being posted in Twitter to a whole slew of other things online.

 

  And for a writer like myself, Google is a valuable tool. I wonder if the guys at Stanford University (Page and Brin) had any idea that this concept would change people's lives forever or become the mega business it is today when they got together looking for a dissertation theme. Wow. That boggles the mind but then I'm not a PhD student at Stanford. I'm just a simple writer grateful of their efforts and the results.

 

  But I will say this about Google. Contrary to what some now say that Google knows everything. I have heard that phrase before. Google does NOT know what I had for dinner last night. Ha.

 

  Take that you Brainiacs from Stanford. Just so you know, I had Schlotzsky's. But I digress.

 

Smirks.

 


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