Open Thread: Is the Internet Making Us Stupid?
Writer Nicholas Carr stopped by the BPP to discuss his provocatively-titled Atlantic Monthly article "Is Google Making Us Stoopid?"
In case you're wondering, Carr says that it's the nature and structure of the whole Internet, not just Google that he's talking about.
Carr says the Internet has shortened our attention spans. The Internet, he says, encourages us to click and skim, rather than to read and think. He also says the Internet actually makes it harder for us to read longer books and articles. Has that been your experience?