Friday, 12 May 2006


by Ted Hoffman

I went to see a doctor last week for a minor complaint. I'm pretty good with technology and the Internet, so I did a good amount of research before hand, Googling for the likely causes and potential cures. Though during the visit, which didn't last anything over 5 minutes, I was given a diagnosis I hadn't considered, and some medication which I hadn't heard of. The moral that I am choosing to learn from this is that Google is not a substitute for expertise built up from years of experience. Which is a pity.