The Shallows: How The Internet Is Changing The Way We Think, Read And Remember
Publish date: January 2010
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Pages no: 310
Edition language: English
The Internet is clearly changing the way we consume information - but is it also altering the "wiring" of our brains?[a:Nicholas Carr|151353|Nicholas G. Carr|http://www.goodreads.com/images/nophoto/nophoto-U-50x66.jpg]'s new book ([b:The Shallows What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains|6966823|The ...
Presents a compelling theory about what happens to our thinking as we hop from tweet to tweet to email to link, and when we use Evernote (or similar services) to augment our memory. Also talks about where profound ideas come from -- what's "deep" thinking. Lots of history and neurobiology mixed in.I...
I found this book to be difficult to get through. I felt that it wasn't well organized and the writing could have used some help. I realize the subject matter was probably a little heavy at times (which can't be helped, I suppose), but the information and the transitions between subjects didn't f...
It's kind of ironic that I listened to this book in audio format, since that represents a reversion to the oral tradition and the days before silent reading became prevalent, as Carr describes in his overview of the history of printed books. There were also times where my attention flagged and my br...
Discuss: This book took me a month to read because I have internet caused ADD and can't manage to focus on something long enough to process it correctly.Basically, this book terrified me. I guess in a good way. I realize that though I spend lots of time on the internet, I also read a significant amo...