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Old 19th February 2010
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In 2008, Nicholas Carr took to the pages of The Atlantic to make the provocative case that Google might be "making us stupid." His basic worry was that a reliance on the Web was rewiring his brain, that he was skimming along the surface of links, facts, and ideas, but now had trouble engaging in more focused thought and in reading longer pieces of text.
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I've noticed concentration/focus issues somewhat myself when digging into lengthy texts these days. Back before work overloaded, I used to read upwards of 50~100 pages every day like nothing at all, but after a while it got much harder then parsing a several hundred web pages a day. (Without breaks ofc. for either!)


The best solution I've found over the years, is to just sit down, and just read a real book every now and then :-).


Most likely this kind of stuff will be a bigger issue for later generations, the ones who will think of cell phones like some of us think of an Atari.
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Most likely this kind of stuff will be a bigger issue for later generations, the ones who will think of cell phones like some of us think of an Atari.
What's wrong with my Atari? have they gone and released a newer model without me knowing?
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