My son has recently discovered Google’s usefulness for his school and personal research projects. Well, truth be told, his elementary school homework does not actually push him toward this sort of deeper research, yet. I think it should be, but I digress. I admit I am a pretty big influence on his blooming desire to look deeper into interesting subjects via the Internet and Google. I think its great, even amazing. The generational differences displayed in my son and my father are absolutely incredible, and totally exposed by Internet use expertise. His Grandfather has barely mastered the strange art of e-mail; my son has not yet reached double digits in age and is already well versed in Google, technology and the Internet. It’s absolutely amazing and absolutely necessary. Too, I think it’s time to start looking for family filters for the Internet.
My son’s latest Google journey: Seahorses. He climbed in dad’s chair, fired up Firefox, typed “Seahorses” into Google, hit enter, and did his own thing. I love watching this development unfold before my eyes. God is good.