Sunday, September 25, 2016

Just The Facts, Ma'am

When it comes to farm questions, Kathy V. is my go-to gal.  She gave me the clue about lobe color for chickens, so I sent her the photo from yesterday's blog and asked if she knew the breed.  Kathy thought it (she, because she is laying eggs) might be a brown leghorn.  Sure enough, she nailed it.  I'm impressed.  I'm also impressed with how quickly I could look up and verify the answer on the internet.  Growing up, I spent countless hours in various libraries checking statistics, finding topics for term papers, etc.  Rows and rows of little drawers filled with 3x5 index cards, coded with the Dewey Decimal System.  This provided a road map of sorts that would send me on a hunt through the building to find the source book.  I hope libraries never become obsolete, but it is quite grand to have a world of information at one's fingertips, only a click away.

You'd have to remember the old TV show "Dragnet" with Jack Webb and Harry Morgan (who later became Colonel Potter on "MASH") to relate to today's title.  Just another fact.

1 comment:

Emmy Abrahams said...

And the many hours the librarians ( and I was one for twelve years) Sat at the card catalogue and filed cards.
Yup, the Internet is much easier and Much more fun to use.