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Nicholas G. Carr Quotes

What the book does as a technology is shield us from distraction.
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What the Net does is shift the emphasis of our intelligence, away from what might be called a meditative or contemplative intelligence and more toward what might be called a utilitarian intelligence. The price of zipping among lots of bits of information is a loss of depth in our thinking.

— Nicholas G. Carr

In popular books and articles, information technology writer Carr has worried over the ways that algorithms like those employed by Google are reshaping the ways we think.

— Nicholas G. Carr

In the long run, though, the greatest IT risk facing most companies is more prosaic than a catastrophe. It is, simply, overspending. IT may be a commodity, and its costs may fall rapidly enough to ensure that any new capabilities are quickly shared, but the very fact that it is entwined with so many business functions means that it will continue to consume a large portion of corporate spending.

— Nicholas G. Carr

The brain likes to be efficient and so even as its strengthening the pathways you're exercising, it's pulling - it's weakening the connections in other ways between the cells that supported old ways of thinking or working or behaving, or whatever that you're not exercising so much.

— Nicholas G. Carr

The book, I think, like the map before it, like the clock, created or help create a revolution in the human mind in the way our habits of mind and ultimately the way we use our brains.

— Nicholas G. Carr

I think what the book did in addition to its practical uses, is it gave us a more attentive way of thinking.

— Nicholas G. Carr

It's interesting to think about how the book changed us.

— Nicholas G. Carr

I think we begin to lose the ability to read in the deepest, most interpretive ways because were not kind of calming our mind and just focusing on the argument or the story.

— Nicholas G. Carr

A lot of your mental energy goes to figuring out where does one word end and the next begin.

— Nicholas G. Carr

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