World Checklist of Monocotyledons

Jane McGary
Mon, 11 Dec 2006 11:46:06 PST
At 08:02 AM 12/11/2006 +0000, you wrote:
>"If it's on the Internet it must be true" syndrome, I'm afraid. Coupled with
>the fact that Google Images is very definitely not their (Google's) finest
>I was never more horrified than listening to a radio program from a primary
>school extolling use of the internet for class work - and at least one pupil
>effectively saying "I know I can believe the facts I find on the Internet" !

And further to this, see the recent tragedy in southern Oregon in which a 
highly tech-oriented traveler followed the suggestion of Google's map-route 
service instead of the local advice he had received, took a side road in 
the mountains as a short cut, and got lost and stuck in the snow. He died, 
and his family almost did before they were finally found.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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