Tools and utility

My grandmom felt some discomfort in her mouth. She found the source of the discomfort – a white spot.

She decided to run some Google searches and stumbled on some article that explained this was a cancer symptom.

Cue: worry.

It turned out to be a small infection.

The dentist asked her to go straight to a doctor next time.

Aside from inspiring a chuckle, it was a good reminder that having access to all the information in the world doesn’t guarantee utility.

Like any tool, we need to know how to use it productively.