Wading into Nick Carr's "The Shallows"
I'm reading Nicholas Carr's new book, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains.
The Shallows takes on a broader subject -- how technology changes the way we think, and the way we think about thinking.
It's a readable and engaging book, which is kind of ironic for a book about how hard it is to read these days.
Here's a newspaper column I wrote in response to the original article from which the book sprang, Is Google Making Us Stupid? "I wrote this column straight through, without checking my e-mail or updating my blog even once. It helped that I was stuck in an airport without Internet access."