English 125 LM1
6 December 2012
In the article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” Nicholas Carr discusses how the internet is changing the way we think and how the web is driving us to distractions. As the Internet becomes our primary source of information, it is affecting our ability of deep reading and critical thinking. Internet is affecting our cognitive abilities by negatively impacting the development of our minds. Carr uses many specific examples throughout the essay to emphasize his point of view. Carr tells us he is not been able to think in the same way he used to think as his mind is changing because his mind now expects to take in information the way the net distributes. I am agree with Carr but focus on an idea he should have addressed that the net not only gives the exact information an individual asking for, also gives the important details out of long articles which make people to do their work earlier which is beneficial for them.
Throughout the first part of the essay Carr describes how he uses net in order to get his research done on required days rather than using books, and magazines. He also describes how people not been able to use other information rather than the Net as people expect to get information the same way the Net distributes. For example, he states, “Scott Karp, who writes a blog about online media, recently confessed that he has stopped reading books altogether” (Carr 534). This quote highlights the point how people are not been able to use other sources for their work rather than the web as now, their mind expect to get the same information the way the net distributes.
Carr also describes us how reading on the internet has changed his thinking and writing as he starts thinking the same way the web distributes. For example, he says, “what if I do all my reading on the Web not so much because the way I THINK has changed?” (Carr 534). This quote explains us why he doesn’t want to use the web...