What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
By Nicholas Carr
(W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393339758, 280pp.)
Publication Date: June 2011
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Author Nicholas Carr is says the Internet is changing the way we think -- and not for the better. In his new book, The Shallows, he laments that the Web has returned humans to the "natural state of distractedness" that served us well back when we were cavemen. More at NPR.org
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