Back in ‘The Shallows’: the challenge of creativity

A little while ago I posted on The Shallows, Nicholas Carr’s thoughtful and thought-provoking book on ‘what the internet is doing to our brains’. At the time there had been a few reviews, but since then another one has appeared that fired me up again: ‘Smarter, Happier, More Productive‘, by Jim Holt in the London Review of Books. Continue reading

Navigating ‘The Shallows’

I’d heard of ‘The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains‘ (Nicholas Carr, 2010), and skimmed a couple of (favourable) reviews, but hadn’t thought to read it. But there it was, sitting in the New Books section at the Glen Eira public library, so I succumbed to my senedipitous glance and borrowed it – and I’m glad I did. Continue reading