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THE QUESTION THE LATEST SUPER-DUPER COMPUTER COULDN’T ANSWER

(April 6, 2017) Robert and Maureen McQuillan share Easter thoughts:

So many times we hear people raving about our amazing world of computerisation – and the vastness of the information one can find so quickly on Google. Such as the oft-quoted ‘Got a question? Ask the computer – Google knows everything!’

And countless times this is true. Google is regarded as the biggest dictionary in the world!

But, having heard such a proclamation yet again recently and with Easter only a few weeks away, our thoughts went back to the heart of an article/story we ran a few years back.

And so this blog is all about a certain question – one that even the latest, greatest super-duper computer couldn’t answer and broke up into pieces trying! The question? A single three letter one – Why? (more…)

THE FORGOTTEN TREE

Stephen Hanna
Stephen Hanna reminds us of a great Christmastime truth…

There’s an object that is very much part of the furniture at this time of year. In many homes, it‘s the first thing put up and the last to be taken down. For some, Christmas would not be Christmas without it. I am, of course, referring to the Christmas tree! (more…)

WHY?

Dr-Robert-&-Maureen-McQuillan_PhotoRobert and Maureen McQuillan share:

Why? – As an adverb the word means ‘For what purpose, reason, or cause; with what intention, justification, or motive.’ As a noun it infers ‘a reason or explanation.’

Parents soon realise that this is one of the first words their children learn. It’s so often repeated that it seems to be the only word they know! (more…)