Media Book Review: The Shallows, by Nicholas Carr

GILL BOOLES reviews The Shallows, by Nicholas Carr

REMEMBER The Tomorrow People? Well, it seems the next stage of human evolution is more likely to be ‘The Pancake People’ – spread wide and thin as we connect with a vast network of information accessed by the mere touch of a button.

That’s if you’re still reading, because that hyperlink may have had you behaving like a lab rat pressing a lever, clicking backwards and forwards. At least according to Nicholas Carr, who cites the case for how the internet is changing the way we read, think and remember in The Shallows.

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