By Nicholas Carr
This hugely popular book is an explosive look at the effect of technology on our minds. The author, a critic of information technology, examines how the use of computers alters our brains organically. He cites experiments that compare the neural pathways laid by reading books to those laid by reading online as we skip among hyperlinks. As we read online, we are also being bombarded by messages, ads, alerts, and feeds.
We need to wonder about the consequences of new mental habits that no longer are immersed and focused on the book at hand, and instead are moving all over the place, catching snippets of information here and there. What are the long-term consequences? Don’t miss this intriguing book!
276 pages. Softcover. 2010.