Actually I read this article in the beginning of this semester. However that that time I was assigned with another article which wrote by Clay Shirky, in that article, Clay Shirky is so optimistic about internet, he come up with an definition of “cognitive surplus".
And in my first blog, I just wrote “it described a tremendous power which come from the spare time like the time people were couch potatoes, by using the trillion time people spend on tv into the internet field people can build a better and more cooperate world, because we can create more humane internet environment which will help us save time in the long future”.
And at that time, I was really a negative person towards high technologies; I am really a low efficiency person when I have to face computers all day long. But my opinions slightly changed this semester. I tried to adapt myself to reading online. Because I have a lot of group work this semester, and the best way for us communicate is through emails, I have to download their files and read it on my computer, soon I if you get used to work on computer, you can think more criticlally.
Therefore, now I changed my minds, I think google provides us with a really cool resource, and if we use properly, we can be really smart!
Nicholas Carr (2008, July/August). Is Google Making Us Stupid? Atlantic Monthly. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200807/google