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Quote of the week: Nicholas Carr

From Wired: “What kind of brain is the Web giving us? Dozens of studies point to the same conclusion: When we go online, we enter an environment that promotes cursory reading...

“What kind of brain is the Web giving us? Dozens of studies point to the same conclusion: When we go online, we enter an environment that promotes cursory reading, hurried and distracted thinking, and superficial learning. Skimming is becoming our dominant mode of thought—our preferred method of both learning and analysis. What we’re experiencing is, in a metaphorical sense, a reversal of the early trajectory of civilization: We are evolving from cultivators of personal knowledge into hunters and gatherers in the electronic data forest.”

Nicholas Carr in Wired

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