Posts Tagged ‘google’

Sit up straight and pay attention

6 October, 2009 1 comment

Two cracking articles on our need for stimulation, searching and satisfaction – and what our use of  t’internet does for/to us.

Seeking: How the brain hard-wires us to love Google, Twitter and texting. And why that’s dangerous. By Emily Yoffe in Slate

Is Google making us stupid? by Nicholas Carr in The Atlantic


old but good, flute and beatbox

10 May, 2009 Leave a comment

Is Google making us stupid?

23 October, 2008 1 comment

Interesting piece here found by Ant at MLP. Yeah, Google’s great, but what is it doing to our minds?….

Extract: “For me, as for others, the Net is becoming a universal medium, the conduit for most of the information that flows through my eyes and ears and into my mind. The advantages of having immediate access to such an incredibly rich store of information are many, and they’ve been widely described and duly applauded. “The perfect recall of silicon memory,” Wired’s Clive Thompson has written, “can be an enormous boon to thinking.” But that boon comes at a price…”

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