\"Standards of truth\" compares Google to Library of Alexandria



This essay at the \"Disenchanted\" website includes the following summary:

A robotic descendant of an ancient library\'s servants forces a new generation to learn some skills that they just don\'t teach in school, these days.

But that doesn\'t do the article justice. The author begins by comparing the Library of Alexandria\'s practice of stealing books from incoming vessels to Google\'s spiders caching webpages. Later, he or she talks about common fallacies reported in schools and other reputable sources, and shows that Google often has more and better material refuting these than supporting them.

I don\'t know if I\'m doing the article justice either, but trust me. You want to read this.