“The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains” is a 2010 book by Nicholas Carr which argues that internet use has profound and largely underestimated effects on how people think, read and remember.
For who is this book for ?
- Carr provides a comprehensive and convincing case that the Net is having a significant, negative impact on our cognitive abilities.
- The Shallows is well written and engaging, making it an enjoyable read for anyone interested in this topic.
- Carr offers insightful suggestions about how we might begin to address the problem of “the shallowing” of our intellectual resources.
- It is too theoretical;
- It is not backed up by scientific evidence;
- It could create anxiety and internet addiction.
Learn more about the author
Nicholas Carr is an American writer and journalist. He has written for The Atlantic, the New York Times, Fortune and other publications.
“The Shallows makes a convincing case that the Net is rewiring our brains in ways that are not always helpful or healthy. Carr’s insights and warnings should be heeded by all of us who spend hours each day surfing the Web.”
“An eye-opening book that should be read by anyone who spends time online.”
“The Shallows should be read by anyone who spends time online and wants to reflect on that experience… Carr has done an admirable job of marshaling evidence for his argument, one that is sure to provoke discussion.”
“The Shallows is a must-read for anyone interested in the effects of technology on our brains, and it’s one of the most important books I’ve read in years.”