The Shallows
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The Shallows

How the internet is changing the way we think, read and remember

Nicholas Carr

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The Shallows

How the internet is changing the way we think, read and remember

Nicholas Carr

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In this ground-breaking and compelling book, Nicholas Carr argues that not since Gutenberg invented printing has humanity been exposed to such a mind-altering technology. The Shallows draws on the latest research to show that the Net is literally re-wiring our brains inducing only superficial understanding. As a consequence there are profound changes in the way we live and communicate, remember and socialise - even in our very conception of ourselves. By moving from the depths of thought to the shallows of distraction, the web, it seems, is actually fostering ignorance.

The Shallows is not a manifesto for luddites, nor does it seek to turn back the clock. Rather it is a revelatory reminder of how far the Internet has become enmeshed in our daily existence and is affecting the way we think. This landmark book compels us all to look anew at our dependence on this all-pervasive technology.

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art
abacus
abbreviations
abstract thinking
academia
accounting tokens
adaptation
Adapting Minds (Buller)
addiction
adrenaline
advertising
Adweek
AdWords
agrarian rhythms
agriculture
Aiken, Conrad
alerts, message
algorithms
alienation
All Citizens Are Soldiers (Vega)
alphabet
Alzheimer’s disease
Amazon.com
ambiguity
Ambrose, Saint
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Library Association
America Online (AOL)
Amish
amnesia
amplification, physical
amplifiers
amputations
Analogue Youth
“analytical engines”
anatomy
Anatomy of Melancholy, The (Burton)
Anders, Günther
Anderson, Sam
Android operating system
Animal Farm (Orwell)
“animal spirits”
animation
annotations
Annual Review of Sociology
anterior hippocampus
antibiotics
anti-intellectualism
Aplysia (sea slug)
Apple Computer
Apple Macintosh computers
Apple Macintosh Performa 550 computer
Apple Macintosh Plus computer
appliances
“apps” (software applications)
Aristotle
art
artifacts, human
artificial intelligence (AI)
artificial memory
Association of American Publishers
associative indexing
astrocytes
“As We May Think” (Bush)
Atkinson, Bill
Atlantic Monthly
attention deficit disorder (ADD)
attention restoration theory (ART)
attention span
Au, Irene
audio, streaming
Audion
audiotapes
auditory cortex
auditory sense
Augustine, Saint
Austen, Jane
Australia
Authors Guild
autoamputation
automated information filtering
automated online tests
automation
automatons
automobiles
Axel, Richard
axons
Babbage, Charles
Baby Boomers
backlit screens
BackRub
Bacon, Francis
Baker Library
bandwidth
Baron, Naomi
Basel, University of
BASIC
Battelle, John
Beatles
Beethoven, Ludwig van
behavior
Bell, Daniel
Bell, David
Bell, Vaughan
Bellamy, Edward
bells
Benedict, Saint
Berman, Marc
Berners-Lee, Tim
Bernstein, Michael
Bezos, Jeff
Bible
bibliophiles
binary bits
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