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A column in the Dallas Morning News (12/14/14) by Washington Post columnist Esther Cepeda poses the question "Why learn when you can Google?" Cepeda goes on to ask "what is happening to young people who don't already have a good basis in spelling, math, and writing when Google serves up answers and data even if they don't input the correct search terms, but the algorithm corrects their lack of knowledge?" Another question arising from the article asks "does our essence still lie in what we know, or are we content to be defined by what we want?" What are your thoughts? Do our electronic devices make us smarter or just make us ignorant? Are we content to be defined by what we want, and not by what we know? Do we have the attitude of "why bother to know it - or remember it?"

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