Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Google is the Answer Guru :)

My question for class was:

Q:  How old is Beyonce's sister, Solange Knowles, and when is her birthday?

A:  In order to answer it, I went to and typed in: "How old is Beyonce's sister, Solange?" and several pages came up, the first of which was the wikipedia page on Solange Knowles that is somewhat of a biography for her. It listed her birthday as June 24, 1986 which would make her 24 years old.

I wanted to get a more approximate answer, so I went back to google and typed in: "age calculator" in the search bar. The first result that was provided was a site entitled, "Math Cats" which allows you to type in a birth date and it calculates and displays the exact age in different measurements.

So to answer the question more accurately:

Solange Knowles was born on June 24, 1986 and (as of Jan. 26, 2011 @ 12:20am) she is:
- 295 months old
- 1282 weeks old
- 8981 days old
- 215544 hours old
- 12932658 minutes old
- and 775959546..7..8..9..

On a different note...

In class Monday, we also watched the first part of the movie called, "The History of the Internet" and it got me thinking.

Today, we use the Internet for everything; social networking, banking, education, information, shopping–the list gets bigger everyday.

Can you imagine, a world without Internet?

Well, about 50 years ago, what we take for granted today, began as an idea.
Back when dinosaurs roamed the earth–oh about 1957  or so, computers were the size of buildings and were only capable of working on a single task at a time.

Eventually, computers gained the capability to send information back and forth when a man named Ray Tomlinson came along and, in his spare time mind you, invented e-mail  (Thank you Ray!) In 1992, there was a meager 50 web pages on the Web and a year later the first browser was invented. In the early 90′s the Web experienced a 341,000% growth, igniting the foundation of the Internet experience that we know and love today.

That's it for today :)



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