Google is too good

You ask a question, it gives you an answer. It’s a dead end.

If you want to learn about bananas and you google ‘facts about bananas,’ that’s exactly what you’ll get—data—nothing remarkable, just numbers and figures. But how do you find the interesting stuff? The stories that stick? Google only confirms the direction you’re already on. Your challenge is to find a new direction.

Take a library shelf, for example, or footnotes. Both are undervalued resources these days.

By the way, did you know that bananas are actually berries? So are avocados (botanically speaking). And, if we’re getting technical, raspberries aren’t berries at all but aggregate fruits…And yes, I did just write about Google being too good so that I could recite some facts about bananas.