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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column wondering whether or not to join our fellow newspapers across the country in a good-old-fashioned freak out.

See, there’s this thing called Google. It lives in a cave in northern California and looks like a harmless little bug. While we all love how it retrieves information for us, and slaves for us at our beck-and-call, it’s also trampling over information distributors at record speed. There’s this theory out there: The thing called Google will replace all newspapers, television channels and radio stations in presenting information. It turns the entire world into freelancers, who add their content to the thing, which picks it up and stores it, ready for you to come searching.Now, would we be better off as a society? Do we really need editors any more? Is everyone their own editor, picking and choosing the information they want to read about? Should we freak out? We think we probably should. However, all of our print readers know what the most important page in the whole paper is – the crossword puzzle. All other pages are trivial.

And, there’s why we should freak out. When you search Google for “crossword puzzles”, it delivers more than 3 million pages. Aaagh! Or, if you’re a member of our delivery crew (the guys who lug our papers around and get them into the blue boxes) just groan …

***A note that comes with a GRAND PROCESSION of wisdom. Summit High School alumnus Brandon Akins received his bachelor’s degree in art-business art option from Fort Lewis College at winter commencement on Dec. 17, 2005. The college awarded degrees to 167 students at winter commencement. Congrats, Brandon.

***It’s Wednesday, and we’re getting more snow. Call us at (970) 668-3998, ext. 13600, or e-mail us at summitup@summitdaily.com. We’re out … well, you know where we are.


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