Saturday, September 27, 2014

Don't the police Google?

I read that when Liz Kershaw decided to get in touch with Operation Yewtree the officer who answered the phone said "We've been trying to get in touch with you, but we realised we've been talking to the wrong Liz Kershaw."

Leaving aside the implications of an officer of the law talking to the wrong witness, I'm amazed how in these Google days I still come across people who have difficulty finding and making contact with people.

Worse, some of those people are journalists, lawyers and policemen, the sort of professionals who used to be able to find people in the days when it was hard to do.

At the risk of adding to the demands upon the national curriculum, an hour should be devoted to "how to Google".

Not an hour every week. Just an hour.


  1. ....perhaps we should direct everyone to the sage advice offered in 1964 by the Nashville Teens with 'Google Eye':

    Or even in 1963 by Big Pete Deuchar:

    Just as an aside, wasn't the Nashville Teens' two frontmen's schtick a bit odd - slightly camp spacially contained flamanco handclaps and thigh clapping, generally out of time? They seem to do it in most of the surviving 60s clips. Not a good look.

  2. They don't look much like teens either...

  3. Sometimes, on the web, I come across a question like, ''Does anyone know if this person has written any other book/sung any other song?'' Even on Amazon.

    For all those dumb-ass people who find it more convenient to bother you with their question rather than google it for themselves.