Author nicholas carr is says the internet is changing the way we think — and not for the better in his new book, the shallows, he laments that the web has returned the shallows: what the internet is doing to our brains by nicholas carr hardcover, 276 pages ww norton & co list price: $2695. Nicholas carr has written an important and timely book see if you can stay off the web long enough to read it - elizabeth kolbert, author of field notes neither a tub-thumpingly alarmist jeremiad nor a breathlessly panglossian ode to the digital self, nicholas carr's the shallows is a deeply thoughtful. When we go online, we enter an environment that promotes cursory reading, hurried and distracted thinking, and superficial learning it's possible to think deeply while surfing the net, just as it's possible to think shallowly while reading a book, but that's not the type of thinking the technology encourages.
Nicholas carr is the author of the pulitzer prize finalist the shallows, the best-selling the big switch, and does it matter his acclaimed new book, the glass cage: automation and us, examines the personal and social consequences of our ever growing dependence on computers and software. Need help with chapter 1 in nicholas carr's the shallows carr opens the shallows with his personal reason for writing the book in 2007, after a decade of using the web and believing it a great boon for his intelligence, carr had an epiphany: the benefits of the internet may come at a price.
Toward the end of the shallows, carr discusses a study that measured concentration and attentiveness in people who, before they were subjected to the researchers' tests, spent an hour walking in a woodland park they performed much better than a group who spent an hour walking on a. The subtitle of nicholas carr's the shallows: what the internet is doing to our brains leads one to expect a polemic in the tradition of those published in the 1950s about how rock 'n' roll was corrupting the nation's youth but this is no such book it is a patient and rewarding popularization of some of. I just finished reading nicholas carr's book the shallows it was a truly enlightening read with clear and concise explanations of many things i've been personally feeling about the way i think and act after spending so much time on the internet.
Nicholas carr, author of the shallows: what the internet is doing to our brains photo: credit: joanie simon, ww norton when bill keller raised questions about twitter in his recent column, some said dismissively that he was channeling nicholas carr, like it was an obvious insult. The net's interactivity gives us powerful new tools for finding information, expressing ourselves, and conversing with others it also turns us into lab rats constantly pressing levers to get tiny pellets of social or intellectual nourishment ― nicholas g carr, the shallows: what the internet is doing to our. When nicholas carr posed that question in an atlantic monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the internet is changing us weaving insights from philosophy, neuroscience, and history into a rich narrative, the shallows explains how the internet is rerouting our neural pathways. The shallows by nicholas carr (unabridged) is presented by blackstone audio this standalone audiobook app combines a professional audio recording with supplemental features for download-once, grab-and-go anywhere enjoyment.
Technology commentator nicholas carr discusses his book, the shallows: what the internet is doing to our brains, presented by harvard book store is use. Copyright © 2010 by nicholas carr all rights reserved the writing ball is a thing like me from gramophone, film, typewriter by friedrich a kittler, translated by geoffrey winthrop- young and michael wutz interested in the shallows - carr, nicholas bookmark it to view later. Phil mann, a friend of mine who's a voracious reader, recommended reading nicholas carr's the shallows: what the internet is doing to our brains it's an expose extending his 2008 article in the atlantic titled is google making us stupid, which advances the claim that frequent use of the internet. In this chapter nicholas carr covers the evolution of writing technologies and their impacts on the human brain and the development of knowledge when people first began to write, they simply scratched their marks on anything that was convenient, such as smooth faced rocks, or strips of bark.
In the shallows, nicholas carr uses chapter seven to discuss the studies of how individuals alter their brain when they use the internet nicholas carr vs steven pinker there is no doubt about it that in today's generation the internet is one of the best phenomenal creations invented. Nicholas carr is the author of the shallows and the glass cage: automation and us he has written for the new york times, the wall street journal, and wired. If so, nicholas carr feels your pain, and has diagnosed the cause: using the internet has rewired your brain and turned you into a flibbertigibbet the narrative of the shallows begins with carr's own feelings (my concentration starts to drift) and gets only slightly more profound.