Thursday, June 19, 2008


:: the Internet, [Google] making us stupid? (aka Uncle Google and Aunt Wikki)
Here’s an article about how the internet is impacting the way we search for and read, (and I have noticed a few of these in myself recently).

They supply the stuff of thought, but they also shape the process of thought. And what the Net seems to be doing is chipping away my capacity for concentration and contemplation. My mind now expects to take in information the way the Net distributes it: in a swiftly moving stream of particles. Once I was a scuba diver in the sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a Jet Ski. The Atlantic Monthly
See this piece from NPR too.

:: the media making us feel bad?

Here’s a piece via the Wall St Journal, suggesting that the news is not all bad; not as bad as we are always told, sure the petrol prices could be a little lower but for the most part we’re okay.


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