Don’t ask Strang

November 4th, 2004 at 1:13 am

Patrick, at Strang’s Blog, comments on a something I’ve noticed too: The lack of people using Google to answer questions.

Just today on IRC someone was asking if there was a Thunderbird extension that would minimize Thunderbird to the tray. In typical IRC fashion, a reply came back:

<@blitz> there’s a goddamn extension
<@blitz> to minimize thunderbird to the tray
<@blitz> make a fucking effort
<@blitz> and use google to search for it

Is it the human touch that causes people to ask before looking themselves? If that were the case, I doubt they’d be asking on IRC first.

Strang’s Blog: How do people use Google?