Interesting article in the saturday review section of The Times today. American writer, Nicholas Carr, is suggesting that use of the internet is changing the way we think and absorb information. Apparently we are no longer able to/interested in reading books or long articles as the internet is wiring our brains differently, making it difficult for us to concentrate or think deeply about single issues.
I tend to agree with the main thrust of his argument, but what I found a little puzzling was that he has chosen to write a book about it. If we now think differently because of the internet who’s going to buy it?
Just in case it’s:
The Shallows: How the internet is changing the way we think, read and remember
Nicholas Carr: Atlantic Books.