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Is Google Making Us Stupid?

Is Google Making Us Stupid? by Nicholas Carr. Atlantic July/August 2008:56-63 http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200807/google 
 
At the risk of giving away the answer, here is one sentence from the article:
 
“Most of the proprietors of the commercial Internet have a financial stake in collecting
the crumbs of data we leave behind as we flit from link to link—the more crumbs,
the better. The last thing these companies want is to encourage leisurely reading

or slow, concentrated thought. It’s in their economic interest to drive us to distraction.”

 

- Posted to the ili-l listserv by David Kent, Instruction Librarian, Peninsula College 06/10/08

 

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