Posted by: Ken Homer | June 19, 2008

Is the Internet Changing the Way You Think?

When I discovered reading as a child, I would get so lost in a book that my mother had to physically shake me out of my absorption, lest I miss dinner altogether.

I remember this actually happening when I was reading Eleanor Cameron’s wonderful mushroom planet books.

In the past couple of years I have found myself hard pressed to sit and read with the same level of concentration. At first I thought it was age, then maybe just a passing phase. But after reading Nicholas Carr’s excellent article in The Atlantic, I am now convinced that my time online has altered my ability to read. 

Carr brings up some very intriguing points in: Is Google Making Us Stupid.

If you are finding your own attention span is not what it once was you may want to check this intriguing article out. That is if you can read the whole thing!

Brain image by Gaetan Lee from his flickr stream.


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