I Just Forgot What I Read…

Nicolas Carr’s book ‘The Shallows: What The Internet Is Doing To Our Brains’ makes the case for a web-induced culture of short attention span pod people. Carr’s theory is backed up from a variety of tests and studies, each of which appears to make the same conclusion – a correlation between the increase of internet usage, with a decline in the absorption of more sophisticated contemplation or thought. He makes a good case and I wanted this post to be longer, but my attention is being diverted to other distractions…

But seriously, David Brooks discusses the same topic in his current ‘New York Times’ editorial.

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One Response to I Just Forgot What I Read…

  1. Ron Chalmers says:

    I agree. This all started with the invention of the TV remote control unit and channel surfing. There went our attention span!

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