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by PopMatters Staff
by Virginia Heffernan
The New York Times Magazine (11 February 2010)

“If you have asked Google to “show suggestions” in your browser toolbar, you know the keen comfort of discovering you’re not alone in asking the Internet questions it’s not quite equipped to answer, including, “Am I pregnant?” and “Am I crazy?” You start typing “Am I — ” and like an impatient therapist Google Suggest interrupts you with a drop-down list of concepts seemingly culled from the unconsciousness of the human race. Google doesn’t let you wallow in your eccentricities. “What’s that? Are you — oh, lemme take a wild guess here — crazy? Well, now, that’s original. . . . “


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