Sunday 21 January 2018

Mary Kenny: There's nothing personal at all about computers

Mary Kenny

Mary Kenny

Everyone would agree that the internet is a fantastic invention and it has changed all our lives over the past 15 years.

But there are a number of studies emerging now which claim that the impact of constant use of the computer and the web is making people stupider and shallower.

Nicholas Carr's book 'The Shallows: How the Internet Is Changing the Way We Think, Read and Remember' is regarded as an important analysis of the way the web -- and other forms of electronic communication -- are changing our brains.

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