The Dissolution of the Internet

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The Dissolution of the Internet Bo Leonard Graham BYU–Idaho Abstract In the following analytical essay, Bo Graham argues, regarding Nicholas Carr’s, academic essay, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?”, that the use of effective patterns arguments such as particular personal experiences, doubt, specific factual cause/effect disputes, and historical vs. present day evidence, Carr is successful and arguing his claim. The author writes about the logic behind the strategies that Carr utilizes. In the author’s analysis, he refers to Carr’s personal experiences as well as experiences with Carr’s extended network and how it is portrayed in the argument. The author also discusses how the historical events brought up in Carr’s writing has a lasting effect on his audience. He concludes by supporting the success that Carr had in arguing his point. The Dissolution of the Internet Philosophy tell us that the root of learning is acquiring knowledge. In, American writer, Nicholas Carr’s news article, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” published in The Atlantic (2008), he generates the controversy regarding the lack of acquiring knowledge and focus in the brain of present day. Carr’s personal evidence of the “changes” that he has begun noticing in his own reading and concentration patterns is simple evidence. Carr pleads with us to comprehend his case by writing, “I’m not the only one. When I mention my troubles with reading to friends and acquaintances—literary types, most of them—many say they’re having similar experiences.” Apparently, these experiences of distraction, “skim reading”, and horizontal thinking is not uncommon. Carr develops the idea that the internet has become an instinct ruler over our thoughts. Because Carr believes in the plasticity of the human brain, he generates question that the internet has been a large

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