I found this to be very enlightening. I have changed my online habits to get the most out of what my brain can hold. Important points: Humans are NOT multitasking, Overloading our short term memory doesn't make us smarter. Well worth a listen.
Old & fat, but strong; American, Chinese, & Indian (sort of); Ph.D. in C.S.; strategy, economics & stability theory; trees & machining.
When Audable.com was acquired by Amazon.com my on-line persona was bifurcated in their databases. If you follow me under my old persona, this is my new one. In the physical world I’m one person. The other review with the same tile is the other “me”.
On a log scale the square root of 10 is half a decade.
This book really opened my eyes to how the online world has affected so much of the way I think, act and live. While interesting, there is a lot of human history covered into this book that at times is cumbersome to listen to. He goes into a good deal of scientific things also when talking about the brain processes that I didn't really hold on to, but the message is clear.
Carr cherry-picks his evidence while consistently begging the question and often jumping to unsupported conclusions. 'The Shallows' is bad journalism and I can't recommend it to anyone.