Friday, June 22, 2007

Research

I love the internet. It's a one-sided love affair but I'm OK with that. And, yes, there are a lot of interlopers trying to tempt me with their supremely awful so-called facts. Overall it's incredibly easy to find what I need and find the right info I need.

And fast. Man, it's fast. Even when I had to email someone in England about an historic railway in Leeds, I got a response in a day. If I had to write to them...I'd probably still not have my answer. Mostly because I doubt I'd have ever mailed the letter. Then the scene would've been significantly shorter. Actually, since I know (er, knew) little of trains in the 1880s, that scene would've been entirely different had I not had the internet.

Of course I'm lazy. I adore books, don't get me wrong, and some of the pictures and captions in them are great. But do I have time to read a 500 page book on anything? No. Skimming the internet is so much faster. And I can do it at home, no trips to the library.

2 comments:

LongTimeFan said...

uh, Library?

What's that? Do they still have those? With real, live books?

*I* wouldn't know.

Isabel Roman said...

The library is NOT a rumor...in fact, it's an actual place. Where you can see things, read things, and so on and so forth. I know, I know, it's a strange new world. But it can be exciting. If a little scary. All those people instead of your cyber-friends.

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