Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Google And The Truth

"Google first, think later. " is the mantra that everybody, especially the software professional, lives by.

1. There is a problem.
2. Nothing new under the sun.
3. It must have been faced by someone else too.
4. Somebody must have solved it back then.
5. Why reinvent the wheel?
6. Let's get it solved. ... fast.

In this age of instant karma and instant nirvana, the top search result is what becomes the objective truth for the vast majority..

What cannot be found might as well not exist. - TJ

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Vinaya HS said...

You are right. We never stop for a moment to think before we Google.

Raj said...

Exactly! And it hurts when you can't find anything related to the problem you face. Just the thought that you might have to fix it without any help from the world is scary.

Nitin Mathew Thomas said...

The worst part about googling is that one always accepts the first few results that come and never bother to verify if it is right or wrong.