"The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains" by Nicholas Carr

Thursday, 30 Jun 2011

In this book’which had its beginnings as an article in the Atlantic, "Is Google Making Us Stupid?"’Nicholas Carr asks how the Internet is affecting the way we think. Our use of the Internet and digital media certainly warrants serious attention. According to a statistic cited by Carr, most Americans spend at least eight and a half hours per day looking at a computer, television, or mobile phone screen (87). We need to consider what all of this screen time is doing to us because, as Marshall McLuhan observed decades ago, "The medium is ...

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