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.


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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