Book: The Shallows

The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

I was reading an article written by the author, Nicholas Carr, on the subject of whether Google is making us stupid, and thought it would be worth reading the whole thing. Carr steps through all the history of a number of pieces of technology (after all, Plato argued that writing would “make us stupid”) and the topic of neuroplasticity.

Carr argues that what we think about changes the way we think, and makes a compelling case for it. Reading the book has persuaded me to deliberately make blocks of time for slower-paced, more detailed thinking.

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