Monday, June 30, 2008

Is Google Making Us Stupid?

I just read this article entitled "Is Google Making Us Stupid". I resonated with what it said. The writer is a professional journalist and used to be a voracious reader, but after using the internet a lot in the past few years he now has trouble sticking with a book. He has heard the same sentiments from some of his colleages (and I feel the same way). The web throws things at us in snipets, headlines, summaries, and pop ups. Sustained thought or pondering...well, there is not much time for that. Take a look and see what this article says about the way that our brain is actually reprogrammed by the internet. Then...go read a book :0) I'm going to.


jay n tricia said...

Susan Wise Bauer commented on this phenomenon this past weekend during her "How to Read a Book" talk. Very interesting, and little scary!

Brandy said...

Thanks for posting Tricia. I would love to hear what she had to say. I could not find it using Google. Is there a transcript or audio clip of her talk online somewhere?