Monday, January 5, 2009

More on stoopidity

On the persistent topic of the Googleization of our brains, David Brin discusses some of the pros and cons in "Is the Web helping us evolve."  In "Would you rather Google than think",  Emily Walshe cites last year's University College London study, which found that "Google generation" characteristics - impatience, impermanence, impulsion - я All of Us, and are not confined to a specific generation. Walshe suggests that now is the time to  "begin finding ways that we can keep and strengthen our powers of critical thinking and human conversation."

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