how did we manage before google existed? how did we ever find images to put in our power point presentations? how much more tedious was it to find scientific articles when we had only pub med? how else do you find out if the guy you met in that random NYC bar who said he was an "architect" is, in fact, an architect and not an ax murderer?
i challenge any and all readers to honestly say that google has not changed their lives in some meaningful way. how you define meaningful is, of course, up to you.
i published this post this morning, before i realized the maelstrom of scandal going around the blogosphere regarding my friend flea. (hey, i've been on vacation in a place with no internet. yes, places like that do still exist. you just have to drive really far to get there.)
if you have no idea what i'm talking about, check out this post by Adventures of an Awesome (Sometimes) Mother. it has links to both the globe article and the blogosphere response, from both the medical and legal side.
i'm also intrigued by kevin MD's post on your google reputation.
there are many opinions floating around out there about what happened. i'll refrain from giving mine, as i'm not sure more needs to be said. all i will say is that medical blogs are forever changed, for better or worse. flea has left his indelible mark, as he always did and hopefully will do again.