A Quote for the Day – from Nicholas Carr

Nicholas Carr

Nicholas Carr is the author of the new book The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, which is now on my “to think about for the First Friday Book Synopsis” list.  In today’s New York Times book section, Jonah Lehrer reviews his new book in a review entitled Our Cluttered Minds.  The review is worth reading.

Here’s the quote for the day:

“Once I was a scuba diver in a sea of words,” Carr writes, with typical eloquence. “Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a Jet Ski.”

For a short interview with Carr, read this from the New York Times Paper Cuts blog.  In the interview, he quotes David Foster Wallace:

“Learning how to think means being conscious and aware enough to choose what you pay attention to and to choose how you construct meaning from experience.”

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