I started my day by reading a great post at my pal Suttonhoo's blog about The Economist article that says internet search sites are taking over porn sites in popularity. I've been thinking about the fact that my son knows that "Google" can be a noun or a verb. The other night after reading a book that we love called Buddy Booby's Birthmark, we Googled "red-billed booby" & "Galapagos tortoise" and he was able to see more pictures, and learn more about their habitat.
And this afternoon, I checked my email and noted that in the slew of email I get from the k-t support group that there was a live webcast of a vascular anomalies clinic from Boston Children's Hospital, and all I had to do was click on the link to watch these incredible doctors, some of the top doctors in the country, going over cases of children from all over the country with rare vascular disorders. The term Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome tripped off their tongues like they talked about it all day, instead of wondering how to pronounce it. I couldn't help but be fall on my knees grateful for this wondrous technology that is making this world smaller, more accessible, so that my son, by the time he is old enough to start making his doctor's appointments, will be able to say "here are a few websites that will give you the information you need", or "you can check out the webcast", or even just find others like himself.
Support, contact, knowledge. What an amazing age we live in.