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In Nicholas Carrs article Is Google Making Us Stupid he states how people prefer to read online instead of the traditional sense --gathering the information from a book--and how people are having trouble focusing in a book or a lengthy article as a result of this He also states how his concentration starts to drift after two or three pages As in James Bowmans article Is Stupid Making Us Google he responds to Carr with I have no doubt that I go online to avoid reading in the traditional sense The question is how guilty do I need to feel about this In Bowmans response he tries to make the reader see the connection that Carr is trying to make in his article in which it suggests that reading online makes the brain lose concentration and how it deprives Bowman of the ability to read offline As in Bowmans article he blames having problems of discipline is the reason why people are spending less time reading books For example he mentions how the youth expose their charges to some superior alternative like MySpace YouTube teen blogs and Xbox added to Tupac and Britney Titanic and Idol But in Carrs article he states how people typically read no more than one or two pages of an article or book before they would bounce out to another site Both authors are trying to prove how indiscipline and laziness can affect the way human beings react to different situations In conclusion both authors agree that it is our children or grandchildren who are preceding us in stupidity But once that process is complete presumably we wont care any more that culture and tradition are not being transmitted to the next generation and that we risk turning into pancake peoplespread wide and thin as we connect with that vast network of information accessed by the mere touch of a button
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