Saturday, July 19, 2008

I read a book ... once ....

Yesterday I started to read Nick Carr's article in the Independent about how "Google is making us stupid".

Nick's idea is that surfing and skimming on the internet is affecting our attention span making it difficult to immerse ourselves in longer articles or books.

I'm sure he came to a compelling conclusion but unfortunately my mind wandered off halfway through. Next time Nick, could you please keep it snappy and less than three paragraphs and please no more books.

4 comments:

mastermark said...

This is probably the funniest (and therefore, clearly, the smartest) response to Carr (and this meme in general) that I've read. You managed to say what I was struggling to articulate over at Fred Wilson's blog (http://avc.blogs.com/a_vc/2008/06/what-comes-afte.html) rather more concisely. Admirable, hence - hat tip. ;) And thanks.

swardley said...

Hi Mark,

Thanks for that. Well, it had to be said ... :-)

James Urquhart said...

I'm sorry, what were we talking about?... ;)

swardley said...

Short but sweet James.