I saw a TV commercial several years ago. The commercial depicted a guy wading in the water on a beautiful sandy beach. All of a sudden, a dolphin swims up to the man and asks, “How did you find this place?”
The man, looking shocked, says, “Yahoo”.
The dolphin responds, “Oh, I see.” Then begins to turn to swim away.
The man says, “Wait!” As the dolphin stops and turns again towards the man, the man asks, “Where did you learn to talk?”
The dolphin responds, “Yahoo”.
The dolphin swims away leaving the man in even greater shock.
The Internet is awesome. The knowledge I find on the Internet has saved me lots of time and money.
Just this morning, I was planning on spending the day fixing our dishwasher that stopped working two days ago. The lights were displaying on the buttons, but cycle wouldn’t start. A quick search on Google I found this page, within about 30 seconds, which described the symptoms exactly along with several answers.
After spending a few minutes reading the page, I walked over to the dishwasher and pressed a few buttons. Voila! The dishwasher now works. Before the Internet, I would have had to hire a repair person for $50 to $100 to come to my house to press the buttons.
I have many other stories where the collective shared knowledge of the Internet community has saved me time, money and frustration. My advice to you next time you have a problem. First pray the Lord helps you find a solution. Then spend a few moments educating yourself using a few Google searches. You be surprised how quickly you can solve your problems.