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The big switch : rewiring the world, from Edison to Google / by Carr, Nicholas G.,1959-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-270) and index.Prologue : A doorway in Boston -- Once machine. Burden's wheel ; The inventor and his clerk ; Digital millwork ; Goodbye, Bill Gates ; The White City -- Living in the cloud. World wide computer ; From the many to the few ; The great unbundling ; Fighting the net ; A spider's web ; iGod -- Flame and filament.
Subjects: Computers and civilization.; Information technology; Technological innovations.; Internet.;
© 2009., W.W. Norton & Co.,
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The shallows : what the Internet is doing to our brains / by Carr, Nicholas G.,1959-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-256) and index.Prologue: The watchdog and the thief -- Hal and me -- The vital paths -- On what the brain thinks about when it thinks about itself -- Tools of the mind -- The deepening page -- On Lee de Forest and his amazing audion -- A medium of the most general nature -- The very image of a book -- The juggler's brain -- On the buoyancy of IQ scores -- The church of Google -- Search, memory -- On the writing of this book -- A thing like me -- Human elements.As we enjoy the Internet's bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? Carr describes how human thought has been shaped through the centuries by "tools of the mind"--from the alphabet to maps, to the printing press, the clock, and the computer--and interweaves recent discoveries in neuroscience. Now, he expands his argument into a compelling exploration of the Internet's intellectual and cultural consequences. Our brains, scientific evidence reveals, change in response to our experiences. Building on insights of thinkers from Plato to McLuhan, Carr makes a case that every information technology carries a set of assumptions about the nature of knowledge and intelligence. The printed book served to focus our attention, promoting deep and creative thought. In contrast, the Internet encourages rapid, distracted sampling of small bits of information. As we become ever more adept at scanning and skimming, are we losing our capacity for concentration, contemplation, and reflection?--From publisher description.
Subjects: Neuropsychology.; Internet; Internet; Internet; Intellect.; Brain; Internet.; Cognition.;
© c2010., W.W. Norton,
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The shallows [sound recording] : [what the Internet is doing to our brains] / by Carr, Nicholas G.,1959-; Garcia, Paul Michael.nrt; Blackstone Audiobooks.;
Read by Paul Michael Garcia.Describes how human thought has been shaped through the centuries by "tools of the mind", from the alphabet to maps, to the printing press, the clock, and the computer. The technologies we use to find, store, and share information can literally reroute our neural pathways. Building on the insights of thinkers from Plato to McLuhan, the author makes a convincing case that every information technology carries an intellectual ethic, a set of assumptions about the nature of knowledge and intelligence.The watchdog and the thief -- Hal and me -- The vital paths -- A digression on what the brain thinks about when it thinks about itself -- Tools of the mind -- The deepening page -- A digression on Lee De Forest and his amazing audion -- A medium of the most general nature -- The very image of a book -- The juggler's brain -- A digression on the buoyancy of IQ scores -- The church of Google -- Search, memory -- A digression on the writing of this book -- A thing like me -- Human elements.
Subjects: Audiobooks.; Compact discs.; Attention.; Internet.; Neuropsychology.; Thinking.; Neuropsychology.; Intellect.; Internet; Internet; Electronic information resource searching.;
© p2010., Blackstone Audio,
Available copies: 1 / Total copies: 2
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