Why (More Than Ever Before) You Need to Read Deeply

Interesting thoughts about how to process the cultural shifts made by the Internet. Not unlike the argument I made in my poem, “The Search Engine Lament”, the book under review by Greg Bailey discusses how having a vast swath of information makes us process the information we have less.

Even companies are marketing in this way, arguing against information overload. (There was another company which marketed against it based on the idea that our brains would freeze because of how much information, but I can only seem to find Bing’s.)

There are reasons to also criticize the Internet beyond reading (ex. reduced ability to socialize in person, time wasting on vain applications, quickly becoming distracted or bored), but there is a good challenge here: is more information better for us? If not, how do we wisely and properly utilize the Internet?