Google Search: chasing down the dawn

Google Search: chasing down the dawn

You'd think that someone who made it onto "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" would be a smart person. The show's been on for what, over a year now?

Isn't it obvious by now that a contestant should make sure all of their phone-a-friend lifelines have a computer connected to the Internet ready for search queries?

You have 30 seconds!

The question was, "Who wrote the book Chasing of the Dawn: Life Stories".

Elton John, Madonna, Britney Spears[sic], Jewel.

Well, for some reason, I knew it was Jewel. My reason was actually incorrect, I remembered that she'd written a book of poetry and just decided to guess that it'd be her. Sounded like something Jewel would write, anyway.

But, it only took me 5 seconds to type "chasing down the dawn" into Google (or Amazon) and get the correct answer.

With $1.9M (US, tax free) on the line, fer crying out loud, have competent lifelines.

Written on February 24, 2001