A look at Sven Birkerts’ The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age from 1994 and what kind of impact the internet has had on sustained reading over the last 25 years.
“as a medium, books are surprisingly bad at conveying knowledge, and readers mostly don’t realize it.”
Nicholas Carr on “What the Internet is doing to our brains”
“For a long time Michael Harris convinced himself that a childhood spent immersed in old-fashioned books would insulate him from our new media climate – that he could keep on reading in the old way because his mind was formed in pre-internet days. He was wrong.”
The Ezra Klein Show interviews Nicholas Carr about deep reading and digital thinking.
Plus: how to take better notes, and why you should quit bad books.