Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Is The Internet Melting Our Brains?
I was all set to blog today about the article in Wired magazine dealing with the internet and how it affects how we think. The article from the new book, The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr, and it is a very interesting look at how the internet impacts the move from short term to long term memory. But because the magazine’s website has such a clunky search function, after a few minutes of trying and being unable to find the article, I gave up. Now perhaps that is the exact point the article was making…that the web has caused us to be scanners rather than readers, which impacts our ability to truly learn. Maybe you’ll be better at it than me, or perhaps you’ll just help the media industry out and buy the magazine and the book, but the question I am left with is how could a magazine that deals with the brave new world of innovation have such a clunky search function.