Notebook Entry 6
In the article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” the main idea is how the internet is changing the way we think and how the web is driving us to distractions. The typical “book” reader is no more. This article really makes you think how you consume information online. Now most people resort to the internet for information. Reader and writers are discussing how it takes away from their capacity for concentration and contemplation. This article was found in a magazine The Atlantic, which contains general, today information. The article was an information and leisurely reading. It was directed towards readers of the magazine, and specifically readers. It was written for people to think if the internet is changing the way they think and read. Readers who could just pick up a book and read can’t anymore. They get everything they need off the internet.
Many different readers and writers contributed in this article. The voices in this article are agreeing with the fact that technology has changed the way we think. Voices of media theorist, blog writers, pathologist, and lit majors all have input and came out with the same conclusion of change. These voices represent the generation of readers today and how the readers of yesterday are changing. Just based off the title right away you get this negative feeling towards Google (the internet). The tone of the article is giving off that the internet has almost ruined readers. Due to the internet and convenience of just being able to look stuff up reading is a waste. Books are becoming obsolete because everything can be found online.