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how the internet gets inside us

Adam Gopnik’s article ‘How the internet gets inside us’ has been waiting in my ‘read it later’ box for a while now. It’s an excellent summary piece on books, technology and ‘how the internet changes the way we think’. Gopnik … Continue reading

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shirky responds to carr

in my last last post i set myself the task of a closer reading (quietly and without interruption) of clay shirky’s reply to carr’s article ‘is google making us stupid’. shirky’s argument is that carr is not really just talking … Continue reading

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cartesian learning vs the hive

rereading the nicholas carr article ‘the web shatters focus, rewires brains’ (wired magazine, may 2010). it’s clear he’s worried about the bargain we’ve brokered with the internet, seemingly choosing to go with ‘skimming and multitasking’ at the expense of ‘reading … Continue reading

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attention, engagement and the new generation

there’s been a lot of talk about the new generation and it’s inability to concentrate, focus, follow narrative, go deep…. it’s controversial and often makes me mad. here’s a great response to the new york times piece ‘growing up digital, … Continue reading

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