Advent of Google means we must rethink our approach to education | Education | The Observer – I get what he’s driving at, but I still believe that literacy and numeracy are essential to being a good, smart human being. Yes, your phone can do math. But if you can’t make change or calculate a tip without it, I will continue to think you’re an idiot (no matter how well you can search Google). And hey, doesn’t his entire argument assume that you will ALWAYS have access to technology? What happens if you’re stranded in the mountains or a storm knocks out all the power or the zombie apocalypse comes? I’ll be over here using MATH to make my shelter, and you can go “collaborate” in a cave.