Thursday, May 13, 2010

Is the Internet making us stupid?

Found a very interesting article here:

The title "Yes, the Internet is rotting your brain" was provocative enough to warrant a reading.
The bottomline is that the Internet (and big G) are causing an attention deficit.

I don't think this aspect requires much research. It is true! Simple fact being, there is too much to read/see/do on the Internet. The tendency is to jump all over the place. However, as the article/the book indicate, it's not a good thing.

Some things in life are only attained by patient consistent effort. I can also see that this attention deficit, that manifests in terms of impatience, hurry and a constant pull towards the "next thing" is present for me during browsing.

Needless to say, it has to change. Extreme attention deficiency is a disease! This was discussed earlier in the context of Twitter as well.

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