The Shallows by Nicholas Carr

The ShallowsReview by Chris Swisher

Is the Internet making us stupid? How has information technology evolved and where is it going? How, with the immense, and growing, database of information at our fingertips, can we balance distraction with mindfulness? Nicholas Carr examines these issues in his bestselling book The Shallows.

In covering this essential topic, Carr fluidly ranges from classical philosophy, poetry, neuroscience, and the history of technology.

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. Carr reminds us that have a problem here that computers and networks created and most certainly cannot solve. Highly recommended. Continue reading