Soon "Let me Google That For You" might not be just a phrase you hear from annoyed friends when you ask a silly question, it might be a law. No, really. Senators Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) introduced the Let Me Google That For You Act of 2014 in Senate last week, a bill that would prioritize using the web to find information.
Currently, many government searches are made through the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) and cost taxpayers tons of cash. The NTIS gets the job done, but it turns out that many of those queries (which could be $100 a pop) could actually be completed in just a few seconds using Google. If approved, the bipartisan bill would eliminate the NTIS, and encourage people to rely on their trusty (and very free) browser for information instead, ultimately saving everyone a lot of time and money.