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Are Computers Rewiring Our Brain, Making Books Obsolete? (Survey)

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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My summer reading: Tomatoland on a Kobo In one of those jinx coincidences, while Mat was writing "I'm a confirmed bibliophile and happily admit that digital books and e-readers have zero appeal to me--in large part because I already spend too much time online due to my profession", I was reading Is this the end for books? in the Guardian. Sam Leith makes the point that what is killing the book might not be the technology we read on, but the way that we read. Thanks to our computers and the way we multi-task on them, many people are actually losing the ability to concentrate on a single thing at a time, such as reading a book. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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