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Aloha,Check out my column in the 05-19-14 edition of the
Kaua'i Garden Island news; "A Taste of Google?"
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A Taste of Google
Twenty years ago if you didn't feel good you went to the doctor. Twenty years ago if your dog was whoozing and sleeping all day, you would take your buddy to the vet. Twenty years ago if you were writing a dissertation for your PhD you'd go to the library. Twenty years ago if you needed some body's phone number, you used a phone book or called 411. Twenty years ago if you needed a recipe for meatloaf, you asked a friend or consulted a recipe book.
Fast forward to 2014 where anything you need to know can be looked up instantaneously via any web search engine. The Internet is available everywhere from coffee shops, fast food establishments and hotels via WiFi. If one doesn't have a computer, cell phones are now capable of doing what computers do and sometimes more.
There are many search engines on which to consult about anything and everything. There is Bing, Ask, Dogpile, Yahoo, Google and many more search engines of which to ask any question the human mind can think, or even dream of.
Search engines are the encyclopedia of this era. Anything you need to know can be type into a search engine. Any person you need information on can also be typed into a search engine. The most popular search engine is “Google”and the term “Google it” has become synonymous with telling someone to look it up on a search engine. Just like the term ‘Xerox’ became synonymous with the word copy, although there are many copy machine manufacturers, ‘Xerox’ became the hype, just as ‘Google’ is now the hype. Nobody ever says I am going to Bing, Dogpile or Yahoo it.
The name Google is believed to be named after the misspelling of the mathematical term "googol." The term "googol" means the number one which is then followed by one hundred zeros.
The word Google sounds like baby talk, on the contrary it has answers to almost everything. I love to Google names from my past, like old girlfriends or people from elementary school, high school, college and even the names of those reading this.
I tested Google for accuracy and 'Googled,"Kauai's ultimate Sunday brunch." Google and Bing both came up with "Taste of Hawaii."
The 'Taste of Hawai'i on Kauai is always the first Sunday in June from 11:30-3:30 P.M. Taste features 40 plus chefs from restaurants around Hawaii, 15 plus beverage vendors, 10 plus musical and entertainment groups, A large silent auction all at the amazing Smith's Tropical Paradise.
Tickets for the 26th annual 'Taste' are $100.00 in advance and $55.00 of each ticket can be used as a charitable write off on your next year's tax return. The hosting Kapa'a Rotary club has informed that beer and wine are included. The law requires no matter what your age to have ID. Please bring ID if you wish to drink adult beverages.
All profits go towards scholarships for local youth and fund international projects such as providing safe drinking water and sanitation for people in poverty stricken areas. "Taste" is an unlimited taste of food, a taste of community, a taste of charity. If it weren't for the Taste I would be a total social recluse, it is the one event I attend religiously each and every year.
Now to test Google one more time, I just Googled Kauai's greatest newspaper and came up with The Garden Island news! The two greatest things about Kauai,The Garden island news and The Taste of Hawaii!
OK, now back to Google.
How many people have ever Googled themselves? Googling yourself sounds like something the priest might discipline you for. Googling yourself actually feels good. Anyone with a computer who has not Googled themselves is most likely lying. Googling yourself is something almost everyone has done, however most people never admit to it-- plus it just sounds cool to say, "Google it."
I am recommending to everyone, forget what the masses say and go ‘Google’ yourself. You won’t go blind and you may just learn a thing or two about that person in the mirror, I most certainly did.
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