We recently featured a provocative interview with T. David Gordon about the problem of electronic distraction (Distracting Ourselves to Death, July 11, 2010) which is making thoughtful reading, sincere reflection and real concentration increasingly difficult. The program was inspired in part by two documentaries produced by Frontline, both of which are available free online:
Here are some additional books and articles for further reading on this subject:
The Atlantic: Is Google Making us Stupid?, by Nicholas Carr
The New York Times: Literacy Debate: Online, R U Really Reading?, by Motoko Rich
Mars Hill Audio Journal 94: This particular issue of the MHAJ by Ken Myers features interviews with Maggie Jackson and Mark Bauerlein.