Is Google Making Us Stupid?

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Name: Henrique Correia
Engl: 1301
Instr: Karie Buss
Date: 09/18/12

Is Google Making Us Stupid?
On days like today people need Internet for various reasons, in many cases, we can use it to do searches on Google. However, Nicholas Carr in this article, he spoke about how Internet on days like today can interfere in our way of thinking. Also it compares ‘’research that once required days in the stacks or periodical rooms of libraries can now be done in minutes’’. Mr. Carr says that the speed with which we do research on the Internet makes our mind incapable of thinking how she should think. Today there are many similar cases as Mr. Carr’s case, people with reading problems, such as more people use the web more they have to fight to stay focused on long pieces of writing. For example this article mentions that Bruce Friedman, who blogged in the beginning of this year about the use of computers in medicine, also he mentioned in his publications as the Internet has altered his mental habits. So, the author he tries to put more audience how can the Internet affects cognition, and also strengthened the study showing some students focusing on the habits of online research concluded that all this could be a "radical form of reading." Moreover, in this article Wolf began explaining that reading is not something I was born with a human being, but rather the human being must teach your mind how to translate what you see in a language we understand. The author attempts throughout article show readers that in a negative way in my opinion to create an internet disability in some way we read online. Additionally, our brain is limited given the facilities that the Internet offers the reader; agreeing with author, resumes and important small snippets of a text posted on a blog, can lead the reader to be very limited when it will read something online. Finally, I agree that more is gained by making research in libraries than online.
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