Do you suppose there will be a time when we will dispense with formal education in favor of simple Google searches?
Google searches are so much less expensive and much more to the point. And since we know that everything we read on the internet is likely to be true, I see this as a real possibility. I suppose the downside is that students would miss out on things like marching band.
Anyways, yesterday I took a Google U refresher course on childhood illnesses. John turned up with an odd rash and I took to Google to see if I could find a diagnosis. As I reviewed childhood diseases from chicken pox to yeast infections, I was relieved to find that he most likely has a case of the nearly harmless hand-foot-and-mouth disease (picture here). It is a common childhood virus that usually resolves on its own within a week or so.
I was pleased to find that he wasn't suffering from something much worse like nastiness-spewing- from-both-ends-itis or, the dreaded, not-long-for-this-world-virus syndrome. Now, after my research, I feel much more equipped to diagnose childhood diseases! Thanks, Google U!
Luckily, he's a happy, diseased, little fellow: