Monday, February 6, 2012
In this book Carr begins in the first two chapters by talking about how much the Internet has affected this generation's brain so much that no one can focus on any one thing for more than a few minutes. He states that because of our avid internet use no one can even read an entire book anymore. I don't agree with this point I believe that our attention span has definitely diminished because with a touch of a few buttons we have an entire world at our disposal, but I do believe that with focus and the proper amount of attention, we can read an entire book or study for tests without distractions or interruptions. I don't think that the Internet has taken these abilities from the youth in this generation; in my opinion it is up to us to keep our focus sharp and not allow these distractions to overcome us. Also, its pretty ironic that Carr believes no one can read an entire book because of what the Internet has done to us and then writes a book about it with the most intricate details about the brain that it would make anyone who had any attention span not be able to read it. This makes Carr very hypocritical in my eyes.