It is amazing how quickly we get used to grand technological advances. Recently, I noticed my daughter, a high school freshman, researching a school project on the Greek goddess Artemis. Within a few minutes, she had found extensive information on and images of the daughter of Zeus that were easily downloaded from the Internet.
As a high school freshman, back in the day, I would have trekked across the road to the Medleys’ house and borrowed the “A” volume of the World Book Encyclopedia. That was about our only window to the greater world of knowledge beyond three blurry TV channels, radio and Reader’s Digest.
A question remains, however. With easy and instant access to so much information, why are we so darn busy and woefully ignorant about so many things?