Web Tip: Is the Net changing the way we think?

In The Atlantic, Nicholas Carr writes about the inpact that media of any kind has on the way we think, from the invention of the printing press to the Internet. Being four (!) pages long, the article puts itself clearly into the opposite position to what it defines as how the Internet distributes information: ‘in a swiftly moving stream of particles’. Definitely worth reading.

PS: Even though I am reading all daily news via RSS, I have also subscribed to the paper edition of Die Zeit. As a weekly newspaper, Die Zeit publishes long, thoroughly researched articles and definitely no summaries of any kind, and this is exactly why I chose it.

2 Responses to “Web Tip: Is the Net changing the way we think?”

  1. Patrick says:

    Thank you very much for this link.

    I partially agree with Nicholas as I find myself reading less and less longer articles but every now and then I take an online-break and only read magazines or a good book.

  2. Thomas says:

    What I find distracting on reading online are mainly the webites itself with all banner and commercial stuff right behind every corner. When I find something worth reading and it´s a longer article, I use a software called “Tofu” which is nothing more than a reader that provides to paste copied text and lay it out in columns. I can specify the formatting and column width. So every copied text looks the same. I get so much used to it, that it´s really annoying to me reading long articles in websites when I sit in front of a different computer.