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How the Internet Gets Inside Us

This article summarizes three primary camps concerning the digital age, particularly related to the decrease in traditional, lengthy reading and the increase in intellectual multitasking. Gopnik label these the groups the "never betters" (idealizing the digital age), the "better nevers" (ruthlessly attacking it), and the "ever wasers" (maintaining that the digital age is just a new form of the same hopes and anxieties people have had about technology for centuries). He does a good job giving an objective summary and analysis of each group, along with strengths and weaknesses in their arguments. Overall, it is a very clear and approachable overview of the issues discussed in our reading for Tuesday. I definitely recommend reading it along with the articles and book chapter for that class.

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