13. April 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Informational Book, Tracy

The Shallows by Nicholas Carr, 280 pages, read by Tracy, on 04/13/2012

Has the internet become a replacement for personal memory? This and many more questions are discussed in this book about the impact the internet has on our daily lives. When we read a blog or article on-line we don’t seem to read every word. There are so many distractions like ads and links that take our attention away. Does that mean we aren’t getting all the facts. A lot of us multitask while on-line so we don’t miss out on anything going on in the world or our own personal lives. I personally didn’t understand a lot of what Nicholas Carr was referring to, especially how the brain works, but I agree the internet can be an addiction. Whether that’s a good thing or not is up to each person.

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