Monday 11 May 2009

Computing the Cost

the SUN interview March 2009

Nicholas Carr — author of last July’s Atlantic cover story, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” — believes the distracted nature of Web surfing is reducing our capacity for deep contemplation and reflection. He began developing his theory when he realized that, after years of online information gathering, he had trouble reading a book or a magazine. As he puts it, “I’ve had an uncomfortable sense that someone, or something, has been tinkering with my brain, remapping the neural circuitry, reprogramming the memory. . . . I’m not thinking the way I used to think.”
((full article ))

((haven't read Carr's books, but now I think I will - at lest the latest one, although I have lots of problems with McLuhan's understanding media ))