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Monday, June 06, 2005

The power of the web

The simple power of the web was brought home to me this week by my six year old. He had figured out Google Image search with a friend and proceeded to announce that Google was his new favorite toy. We spent all weekend helping him spell words to type into Google - he even helped his younger sister find Barbie pictures. It is so easy a six year old can use it - I wish all technology was that easy!

The amount of raw power in the hands of a six year old is something to consider. How will their brains develop when they have access to limitless information and what new skills will they need to develop to process it and determine fact from fiction?


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