Daily Archives: June 25, 2013

Define Efficiency

There are two options for researching the meaning of words: in a book or on a computer.

Which one do you think is more efficient? Are you leaning heavily towards the computer? Let’s conduct an experiment.

Using Google, type, “labyrinth definition.” After an exhaustive 0.31 seconds, there were approximately three million results for this specific search. Mind-boggling!

Now, using a hand-held dictionary, look up the word, “labyrinth.” While there was only one definition and it took a few seconds to locate, there are now tens of thousands of other words at your immediate convenience.

In this quest for a definition, but ultimately knowledge, which option cast a better, wider net?

Between the book and the computer, which one proves to be more of a labyrinth to an immediate abundance of information?

Mind-boggling indeed.