Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The lost art of paying attention

The photograph above is a picture of students attending a speech by Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains, given on the campus BGSU Firelands in Huron, Ohio. Mr. Carr was attempting to tell his audience, including the three students sitting next to each other consulting their cell phones, that always being connected to the Net weakens one's ability to pay careful attention to the task at hand. (Photo credit: Jason Werling, the Sandusky Register.)

Link: The Libertarians won the 2012 election. (It's a longer version of my Nov. 7 post.)

1 comment:

Bobby Campbell said...

Socratic ball busting: Yeah, but if Nicholas Carr knows so much about what the internet has done to our brains why come his presentation wasn't calibrated to the hyperconnective sense ratio what these brains tune in w/ tremendous dedication?