I haven’t been online much in the past couple of days because of a cold that makes my itchy eyes balk at the sight of a computer screen. However, I’ve been using some of this time, appropriately enough, to start reading The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, by Nicholas Carr. It’s a book I’ve been wanting to dip into since I first read a New York Times review last summer, and so far I am not disappointed.

In the next few days, I will share here some of my thoughts as I read the book (for example, does access to Google Books make us lazy researchers?). Meanwhile, here is an interview with the author for anyone interested in learning more (I apologize for a post that may have come through earlier with just the video):

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The Shallows