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Why My Library Card Has Only Been Used Once this Year

July 22, 2008

This is a fascinating article on how the Internet is changing our attention span. Here’s a preview:

And what the Net seems to be doing is chipping away my capacity for concentration and contemplation. My mind now expects to take in information the way the Net distributes it: in a swiftly moving stream of particles. Once I was a scuba diver in the sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a Jet Ski. -Nicholas Carr

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 23, 2008 2:44 am

    Interesting. Like the internet gives information but no real opportunity to think critically. ‘Cause who wants to read a nice meaty piece of Kant or C. S. Lewis or the Bible online. I mean, gosh.

    I agree.

  2. July 23, 2008 2:49 am

    And I like your website.

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