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originally posted by: kaylaluv
The internet is a wonderful thing. Unlike you, I love the ability to access millions upon millions of pieces of information at a moment's notice. It's awesome. Many things I learn, I probably couldn't even find in any library. I don't usually forget things I find on the internet, especially if I'm really interested in them. Things I'm not really interested in -- I'm quick to forget no matter where I get the info.
Now, here's what I think makes us morons -- abbreviated speak. TIL, IMHO, LOL, AFAIK... That's just plain laziness. T-Y-P-E I-T O-U-T!! What really scares me is if/when people start actually speaking that way. They already do with things like "I heart you". Jeez Louise, just say I love you already! Language is a wonderful invention - I don't think we should be abbreviating it to the point we are just making single letter sounds. "What's up brother" has become "sup b". Yuck. Pretty soon it will just be "s - b".
originally posted by: Hefficide
Because of this anti Google rant, I had to Google "TIL".
originally posted by: rickymouse
We are getting too reliant on technology. I read lots of articles every day but memorize the principles of how things work, not actually the names unless the name starts to pop up a lot and there is no other related word for it.
I do remember the words I look up when they are in a sentence most times but can't remember them to write or say them. So I can understand what I read and can convert it in my mind to understand things. Most the people I talk to don't understand the scientific words anyway and using them intimidates them. I do not like to intimidate people, I like to help them learn.