Easily the most influential article for me was the one I presented. "Is Google Making Us Stupid" was so relevant to me because of my lifestyle leading upto this point. Both the article itself and Clay Shirke's response have points of interest for me. I have always loved reading and I love to read complex interesting books, so I felt Carr's argument. However, I also love electronics and the Internet and what Shirke say's about the relationship between reading and the Internet really resonates with me. I even included these two articles in my final paper because of my love for the whole Lord of the Rings fantasy world. I had liked the movies but I really began to love the books later. The Internet let me do a lot of things with literature I couldn't before such as Sporcle quizes to test my insane obsession with Harry Potter, online boards such as ASOIAF (A Song of Ice and Fire) based on the novels from George R.R. Martin, and sites like albinoblacksheep which first introduced me to the spoof, They are Taking the Hobbits to Isengard. Abundance is a good thing in my mind, it allows for even more of a world to be explored and created and the access to these worlds or even realitys are tangible with the Internet. Specifically referring to theory generation and FanFic, the point Carr makes about reading being less critical is a bit discredited considering the depths people use blogs to analysis etc. So yeah, I really did enjoy these articles and the thought it provoked in me.