Who are you calling stupid?

“Dave, my mind is going,” HAL says, forlornly. “I can feel it. I can feel it.”

Head on over to read "Is Google Making us Stupid" one of Nicholas Carr’s latest essays in The Atlantic Monthly.

Well this is really a great read as I just spent 4 hours at the hospital for what I think is really nothing. But Zed and friends scared the hell out of me when I was presenting at the RubyFringe conference! For the last couple of days I have been having difficulties saying what I think – very unlike me. I could see what I was thinking in my brain, it looked great but when I tried to say it I would end up using the wrong words. While writing things down I also made mistakes that I usually don’t make or used incorrect words (I knew the words were incorrect once I looked at them but not while I was writing them down). So this was all very strange. Now the hospital has done a battery of tests, I have answered hundreds of questions correctly (well except one). And have given blood, urine and God knows what. I am ready to go home now but they won’t let me leave. I also had a CT scan which looks great and an ECG which looks fantastic. So now what?

I am going to blame it all on Google. It is making me stupid. I can’t think anymore, can’t write nor can I articulate my thoughts. Ok, medical folks: please release me. I don’t have a stroke and I need to feed the cats.

Update: They ruled out a stroke but still want an MRI done this week. Obviously nothing urgent otherwise they would have wheeled me to the MRI right away. They ruled out a stroke as well. I am healthy as a horse, now let’s go back to our regular programming. 🙂

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