Plato wrote the following passage about the adoption of the alphabet in Phaedrus. I think this is timely – in an era of online dictionaries, computer-generated music mashups and myspace frontin’:
The specific which you have discovered is an aid not to memory, but to reminiscence, and you give your disciples not truth, but only the semblance of truth; they will be hearers of many things and will have learned nothing; they will appear to be omniscient and will generally know nothing; they will be tiresome company, having the show of wisdom without the reality.
Beware. Knowledge is hard-earned, not copy-pasted. Especially in a world already filled up with signs and devoid of authenticity.