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.