My kids would not know the sight of a encyclopedia if they tripped over it as a door stopper on their way to their computer to look it up!
Whatever happened to putting a little spit on the tip of our turning pages fingers to look it up. The learning took place in the pursuit of information not always the finding of information. We used to read so much exemplary stuff in order to finally arrive at the number of muscles in the human body. The value of our learning was in both the journey and the destination.
Now I can find the number of muscles in the human body in less time than it takes to say 650. And because I did not have to navigate rough waters to get to the information, I accept that online quick fix as both "thorough research and imperial fact." No need to look further. Move on, nothing to see here.
We live in thick quick fix society. The damage is a deprivation in the development of our critical thinking and reasoning skills. Today, I can convince almost any child of anything without any questions if only I can point them to an app on the subject. Wikipedia has taken the place of encyclopedias. How scary is that? God forbid I have to go into the hospital for major surgery. I surely don't want Wikipedia as the doctor's research guide. God willing I survive surgery and nothing goes majorly wrong. But if it does, there is probably an app for that too.
Here are some of the weirdest apps I have come across. Some deserve the chuckle they get from you, though there is probably an app out there that chuckles for you.
App Tells You What 'Nearby Ghosts' Are Thinking
Need Exercise Motivation? There's A TERRIFYING App For That
Become A Priest With The Swipe Of A Finger?
Could This App Save Your Relationship?
COP DETECTOR: New App Lets You Police The Police
I just hope they discover an app that reminds us we still need to do our own thinking. So far no app for that!