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Quotation of the Day for September 17, 2010
"As the media theorist Marshall McLuhan pointed out in the 1960s, media are not just passive channels of information. They supply the stuff of thought, but they also shape the process of thought. And what the Net seems to be doing is chipping away my capacity for concentration and contemplation. My mind now expects to take in information the way the Net distributes it: in a swiftly moving stream of particles. Once I was a scuba diver in the sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a Jet Ski."
- Nicholas Carr, author of the 2010 book, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains.
Submitted by: Terry Labach
Sep. 13, 2010
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