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The internet ruined me!

As a chef and CIA grad I used to be " The Go To Man" for all advice culinary.. Friends would call me frequently for advice or recipes. I was sought out @ parties. Now, they just Google their questions. I've been devalued. I feel like a typewriter or a floppy disk. I hate that Youtube the most. Dam progress!!

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  1. yet another piece of roadkill on the information highway...

    floppy... disk? is that like a lower back problem?

    1. Um...you *do* realize you can give advice and recipes on this very webpage, right?

      If it's good advice/recipes, you'll probably make some friends along the way, too!

        1. re: beevod

          So true! I have a dentist friend whose 78 y/o and still practicing full time. He curses Dr Oz in particular because his patients come in with (mostly) wacky information they saw on his show offered by someone trying to sell books so he has to indulge them.

          1. re: zackly

            yup
            the two worst sentence starters in my office are:
            "i saw on dr oz..."
            and
            "i read in AARP journal..."

          2. re: beevod

            It's great to be a pathologist, patients aren't reading their own slides any time soon :)

            1. re: fldhkybnva

              fld I just LMAO.

              Dang. I get it now. I drew my own blood last week only to go, now WTF to do with it to get a cholesterol reading.
              Dang.
              LOLZ.

              As for food, the interwebz has not ruined cooking (but has ruined many a restaurant) but just made web folks have to sort thru ream upon ream (sic) of non-paper data to get a good answer.

              GIGO.

              Whelz, except for pathology.

              :-)

              1. re: jjjrfoodie

                So true, proliferation of information both good and bad can be frustrating. Soon enough people will be walking around with pocket cholesterol meters :)

                1. re: jjjrfoodie

                  Itz ruined the englizh language too, apparently. omg

                  1. re: carolinadawg

                    I'd say it has chipped away at other languages more than English. So many tech terms are derived from English, so learning IT phrases in Japanese (as one example) wouldn't be too difficult...

            2. I thought it was against the law for the CIA to operate in the USA. Isn't that why we have the FBI?

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              1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

                where do you live? The "boys" might want to pay you a visit

                1. re: zackly

                  Too late. The black helicopters went over at oh dark thirty this morning. Heading south to the Seal Museum.

                  1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

                    INDIANRIVERFL is going to have a new address. Roswell, NM

              2. I read it on the internet, so it must be true.