Remember the time when you had to do research and you'd get in the car, driven by your mom, to head out for the library and spend hours leafing through books in the research section until finally, finally finding the information that you need?
These days are in the past.
The Internet has made home research a reality. And tools like Google have perfected the method so if it takes longer than 2.6 seconds to get an answer, you just don't know the right question.
Sites like WebMD are a hypochondriac's best friend. Now they don't have to pay the $15 copay to find out what they don't have. Soon, doctor's won't be necessary, except for a pen and prescription pad. And when we need that prescription, we can just hop on to Facebook and send a message. Human contact optional.
A writer's job is made much easier with use of the Internet. So is a stalker's. It's pretty much a win/win for me...uhhh, not that I'm stalking anyone.
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the Internet. As time wasters go, it's a big one for me. A time saving tool that liberates me from hours of useless leafing in the library ends up taking twice as long, but I also get a lot more accomplished. So give me a huge Internet high-five and leave a comment. After all, that's what the Internet is for.