The shallows by nicholas carr (unabridged) is presented by blackstone audio this standalone audiobook app combines a professional audio recording with supplemental features for download-once, grab-and-go anywhere enjoyment neuroscience and technology buffs, librarians. The shallows gives you an explanation for _why_ deep work is necessary, by telling us how, while the brain is plastic, it is not elastic, and so, we must act fast and decisively to preserve our brain and keep it in optimum condition. By nicholas carr (ww norton 276 pages $2695) skeptics have long predicted the imminent demise of civilization much of the book contrasts this shallow reading, with the deep reading and deep thinking that can occur with the quiet contemplation of a book. Summary of the shallows nicholas carr business author nicholas carr enters malcolm gladwell territory with an insightful, far-reaching book of essays on how your brain works, how the internet alters your perceptions and habits, and what the consequences of those alterations might be.
Nicholas carr has written an important and timely book see if you can stay off the web long enough to read it - elizabeth kolbert, author of field notes neither a tub-thumpingly alarmist jeremiad nor a breathlessly panglossian ode to the digital self, nicholas carr's the shallows is a deeply thoughtful. In this chapter nicholas carr covers the evolution of writing technologies and their impacts on the human brain and the development of knowledge when people first began to write, they simply scratched their marks on anything that was convenient, such as smooth faced rocks, or strips of bark. The subtitle of nicholas carr's the shallows: what the internet is doing to our brains leads one to expect a polemic in the tradition of those published in the 1950s about how rock 'n' roll was corrupting the nation's youth but this is no such book it is a patient and rewarding popularisation of some of. Copyright © 2010 by nicholas carr all rights reserved the writing ball is a thing like me from gramophone, film, typewriter by friedrich a kittler, translated by geoffrey winthrop- young and michael wutz chemistry 121 the shallows - carr, nicholas viewing now.
Author:carr, nicholas [carr, nicholas] language: en-us format: mobi, epub publisher: w w norton & company published: 2010-06-07t04:00:00+00:00 the web combines the technology of hypertext with the technology of multimedia to deliver what's called hypermedia. Need help with chapter 1 in nicholas carr's the shallows carr uses personal experience to connect with the reader and illustrate how deeply the internet has affected him personally using his own life as an example gets readers to examine whether or not they are having difficulty concentrating. Recently nicholas carr wrote a book entitled the shallows: what the internet is doing to our brains his argument is in this fast pace of internet usage, we are losing our ability to concentrate we get easily diverted to checking our mail or googling getting our needed information through google or.
Nicholas carr is the author of the shallows, a pulitzer prize finalist, and the glass cage, among other books former executive editor of the harvard business review, he has written for the atlantic, the new york times, and wired he lives in boulder, colorado. Nicholas carr on the shallows: how the internet is changing us -john adams institute - продолжительность: 1:05:24 the john adams institute 2 009 просмотров. When we go online, we enter an environment that promotes cursory reading, hurried and distracted thinking, and superficial learning it's possible to think deeply while surfing the net, just as it's possible to think shallowly while reading a book, but that's not the type of thinking the technology encourages. That's nicholas carr's central premise, and he begins his wise and engaging book by explaining why technology changes the way we think - neuroplasticity ironically enough, it makes the shallows one of the most profound books i've read for some time.
Nicholas carr says, in his book, the shallows, that because of his constant use of computers and the internet, he has become unable to concentrate on one thing for long periods of time he can no longer read books without losing interest in them after a few short pages. In the shallows, nicholas carr questions the impact technology has upon our lives what's most important here is that carr is in no way advocating a return to the pre-technology era he admits that much good has been done and will be done by technology, and he fesses up to loving and relying on. Nicholas carr examines these issues in his bestselling book the shallows the digital world, says carr, is ubiquitous and here to stay the internet provides us a fix for ennui, but access to more information most certainly does not make us smarter. All these technological changes, carr argues in the shallows, have side-effects that mostly affect our deep-brain thinking note: this is a book review of nicholas carr's the shallows that i originally published in september of 2011 on this blog. Nicholas g carr (born 1959) is an american writer who has published books and articles on technology, business, and culture his book the shallows: what the internet is doing to our brains.
Nicholas carr in this ground-breaking and compelling book, nicholas carr argues that not since gutenberg invented printing has humanity been exposed to such a mind-altering technology the shallows draws on the latest research to show that the net is literally re-wiring our brains inducing. The web is a 'distraction machine' that profoundly alters our minds and shortens your attention span, argues a tech-head in this persuasive analysis sam leith august 22 2010, 1:01am, the sunday times the internet, carr claims, makes our attention spans shorter (getty) a little under a minute. The shallows is a book discussing how our modern age technology is changing how we think he goes back to when writing was a new thing, and gradually describes nicholas carr had to basically isolate himself in the mountains to be able to write this book, simply because there were too many distractions.
Carr is no luddite he admits and celebrates how the net has given us access to gigabytes of previously hard-to-find information, has exposed us to the lives and views of an exponentially expanding number of people and communities, and made buying aeroplane tickets really easy (and books too, for that.