“Searching for Dummies”

"TALK of decline was old news in academia even in 1898, when
traditionalists blasted Harvard for ending its Greek entrance
requirement. But today there's a new twist in the story: Are search
engines making today's students dumber?"

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/26/opinion/26tenner.html

From my perspective, I don't believe that it is making them dumber, but instead gives them a degree of confidence that the information they have located is 1000% correct. When asked to verify the information with a second source, they will find another link that shows the same thing. When asked to verify the information with a non-electronic source, they are oftentimes lost.

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