19
Jun
08

You Can Read This Post, It’s Very Short

I previously mentioned Josh Waitzkin’s article on multitasking but I wasn’t quite aware just how much this topic has been steam-rolling the blogosphere lately. It all started with an article by Nicholas Carr, “Is Google Making us Stupid?”. The response Carr received was overwhelming. Carr’s blog features a lot of anecdotes from other readers who had similar experiences, and Christine Rosen’s article, “The Myth of Multitasking”, cites a couple of neurologists on the matter. A study quoted in Carr’s article:

It is clear that users are not reading online in the traditional sense; indeed there are signs that new forms of “reading” are emerging as users “power browse” horizontally through titles, contents pages and abstracts going for quick wins. It almost seems that they go online to avoid reading in the traditional sense.

Talking of reading in the “traditional” sense: ages ago, I stumbled upon a website propagating slow reading.

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