Analysis Of The Book ' The Making Us Stupid '

881 WordsOct 23, 20154 Pages
Nicholas Carr author of Google making us stupid? Begins his article with a scene from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey to add comedic relief to the fact he proves in his article. Carr states that spending a lot of time on the Web reconfigures the human brain, causing us to think, read and process data differently, and ultimately Google plays a big role. Thought-out the article Carr uses sources from: researchers, acquaintances, history and professionals to prove this thesis. Carr opens with various statements making the reader understand his stand point, that the Web has changes the way his mind works, “uncomfortable sense that someone, or something, has been tinkering with my brain, remapping the neural circuitry, reprogramming the memory. My mind isn’t going—so far as I can tell—but it’s changing. I’m not thinking the way I used to think. (Carr, 2008)” After rising this personal comments Carr, uses the experience of acquaintance to inform the reader more about this statement. Using Scott Karps, a blogger, statements to makes the viewer see the after effect of the web, Carr tells the reader, “. Scott Karp,[…] recently confessed that he has stopped reading books altogether. “I was a lit major in college, and used to be [a] voracious book reader[…] “What if I do all my reading on the web not so much because the way I read has changed, i.e. I’m just seeking convenience, but because the way I THINK has changed? (Carr, 2008)” Carr uses these comment to further address the
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