DMN Points Summer Book Club discussion of ‘The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains’ starts this Sunday, author meetup next week


The Internet is eating your brain.

Deny it all you want, but there’s a growing body of evidence that the Internet is drastically changing how our minds work.

While perpetual connection to the global flow of information has undoubtedly brought great advances, it has also cost us the ability to focus and concentrate on a single subject for a prolonged period of time, author Nicholas Carr argues in his recent book “The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains.”

Nicole Stockdale, assistant editorial page editor here at the DMN, interviewed Carr a few weeks ago, and his book will be the subject of the Dallas Morning News’ Points Summer Book Club, which kicks off with an online discussion (and no, the irony is not lost on me) this Sunday.

Then, on August 6, there will be a Q&A and book signing with Carr at the Dallas Arboretum.

If you’re interested in participating, reservations are required!

Go here for more info.

I also enjoyed this review of the book at Slate, but here’s a contrary take you might want to peruse, as well.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I see in my Twitter tab that I have 10 new tweets in my feed that need attention. But maybe I’ll check out Google+ first.

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