Yesterday I was chatting with a friend and mentioned how much the internet has speeded up composing pieces. Just now, for example, I am going to write about music and was trying to remember the name of the guitarist on The Grand Old Opry I like so much…. Roy, Roy, Roy … Acuff? No. Ernest Tubbs? No. I could have pulled a couple of books on American music off my shelf which, I know, would have had his name, but instead I googled The Grand Old Opry and found…. Roy Clark (the â€˜Roy’ was blocking me, shunting my brain off to Acuff, another outstanding Country musician).
So this has enabled the blogosphere, from spelling to fact-checking to translating foreign words to searching Thesaurus-style for a word.