The Age of Discovery

The notion of discovery is bothersome. Is it okay to say that you discovered a new bar or restaurant? After all, you didn't unearth it from desert sands that covered it for millennia. Someone founded and built it, and then they had a bunch of customers who showed up and ate there before I started blathering about it to to any friend who would listen. We've confused the notion of personal discovery, things we learn about ourselves, with the discovery of things we like personally. In the age of Google Maps, enhanced reality apps, and ten kinds of review services, you're not going to discover a restaurant, but you might go to a restaurant and discover that you like Vietnamese sandwiches.

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