Assuming you’ve read this far, some people out there in that vast pile of electronic haystacks otherwise known as the Internet are distressed to find that their reading habits have become scattered I wonder what Spencer and Heidi are up to.
Still with me?
Anyway, writing in a paper product people in the 20th century called a “magazine,” Nicholas Carr finds that his reading habits have gone the way of a hyperactive teenager on stimulants and that he has trouble reading actual books and longer articles. And in Slate, Michael Agger talks about some studies that show that your (lazy) brain skips large chunks of text, which means chances are you didn’t read this paragraph. That’s ok, it wasn’t a great paragraph anyway.
So what do you think? Has the Internet made it harder to read an actual book? Do you find your attention span maybe I should go check Gawker again?