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The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains

Nicholas Carr has written one of the most thought provoking books I’ve read in quite some time. It is a very well researched analysis on the impact of the Internet and the way we think. Carr is an excellent writer and communicates a serious concern without being alarmist (though perhaps it should be pretty alarming). […]

Technology for the Ages

Ok, here’s a test – Name the common device known to the entire world with the following characteristics. It is a more reliable storage device than a hard disk drive, and it sports a killer user interface. (No instruction manual or “For Dummies” guide needed.) And, it is instant-on and requires no batteries. Many people […]

Are we wired for daydreaming?

Scientific American is reporting on a study that asserts human brains are wired for daydreaming. While might seem to illicit a “dah” of course, reaction from you at first; the study’s defnition of daydreaming really has more to do with multi-tasking. Everyone has had tasks that are extremely repetitive and don’t seem to require our […]