I'm from the age of typewriters telex machines, menu driven programs, and disk-loaded operating systems.
Back then, computers were unreliable, and your chief source of information was still books.
Fast forward several decades:
I have a colleague who is of the "If it doesn't exist on the net, it doesn't exist" mentality. He is very intelligent, but absolutely refuses to listen to any folk wisdom, experience, or advice unless there's an online article that he can read.
Now, being in the business for decades, I learned things before there was the WWW, and half of these things, I don't even know where to look.
Worse, he tends to look for articles that contradict what I'm telling him. Many of these articles are right about the situation in general, but not for the specific circumstances we are dealing with. One example was when I was talking to another colleague about the "freezer trick", to recover data from a hard drive. He then pulled up an article on PC world, or something like that that said the trick doesn't work. Again, true for SSHDs, and on many of the newer drives, but it is still something that we can try on the older equipment. (and some of ours is VERY old)
Edited for comments. This is not a pride issue. I like the guy, but there is folk wisdom (not just mine). I don't pretend to know everything, he's been right about quite a few things, and as I said, highly intelligent. I'm just trying to get him to look at other information sources.
What are some strategies to deal with a colleague who relies too heavily on the internet?