Great article, but I just skimmed it

This article was originally posted on June 09, 2008.

In this month’s Atlantic Monthly, Nicholas Carr explores the notion that the always-on, always-at-our-fingertips nature of the Internet in general and Google specifically is changing the way we, as humans, process information. It’s worth a read (not just a skim, seriously — really READ it), and perhaps a re-read.

Nick Carr is one of the most skilled people on the planet at thinking and writing about this type of subject matter, and I found it interesting that when I met and chatted with him at MIT last week where he was plugging his book, he said he had quit Twitter. We didn’t talk about it much at the time, but Twitter is precisely what brings out the feeling in me that he writes about in the article: that all of my ideas and discourse are getting distilled/compressed/dumbed down into, and consumed in, sub-140-character chunks.

I hope I can make it through his book in my dumbed-down state. Nick stays top left on my PageFlakes “A” list blogs page.

Originally published at https://mikegil.typepad.com.

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Mike Gilronan

Project management, financial management, and knowledge management. Microsoft 365 aficionado. Opinions and Philly attytood are my own.