Nicholas Carr's 'Is Google Making USupid?'

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“Is Google Making Us Stupid?” In “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” by Nicholas Carr (2009) in the article I’m finding myself getting distracted by the music that is playing and the computer screen before me. The thoughts expressed in this article are interesting because I’ve experienced the things Carr has spoken of. In the article Carr explains that over the last decade his internet use has been expansive and has overran his ability to read the way he used to read. “My mind isn’t going…but it’s changing. I’m not thinking the way that I used to think. I can feel it most strongly when I’m reading. Immersing myself in a book or lengthy article used to be easy. My mind would get caught up in the narrative or the turns of the argument, and I’d spend hours strolling through the long stretches of prose (p. 67).’’ It’s an agreeable statement because there are times when you are trying to concentrate on reading an article on the computer and you get distracted from what you are reading. Opening up a new hardcover book is almost impossible for me. I find myself unable to concentrate on the story at hand. Knowing that I cannot connect with characters the way an author would like is difficult at time. Honestly, I cannot read the newspaper because the images presented in the newspaper are not sufficient enough like on the internet. Along with myself, Carr believes that the net, as referred to in his article, is becoming a universal medium, the conduit for most of the information that flows through my eyes and ears and into my mind (p.68). We are no long sitting down to just…show more content…
We have had to learn to master this ability at a young age. We form words and learn how to decipher photos in a book. Once we are past that stage, letter recognition takes place. There are key moments in our lives. Letters make words and words have

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