“As the media theorist Marshall McLuhan pointed out in the 1960s, media are not just passive channels of information. They supply the stuff of thought, but they also shape the process of thought. And what the Net seems to be doing is chipping away my capacity for concentration and contemplation. My mind now expects to take in information the way the Net distributes it: in a swiftly moving stream of particles. Once I was a scuba diver in the sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a Jet Ski.”
—Nicholas Carr, media critic, “Is Google Making Us Stupid? What the Internet is doing to our brains,” The Atlantic, 2008• Editorial Comment: Wait, what was I saying?
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• NCAA rules put Aggie athletes on the bench for Angie’s cancer fundraiser, by Seth Merrill
• Aggie TV News (3/28)—Logan is safest metro area in the U.S., but what about USU? New Rec complex to break ground in Fall. Oil spill harms beavers. And women priests, anchored by Eric Jungblut & Jenna Lynn; produced by Loren Brewer
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• USU groups launch campaign to end thoughtless use of the ‘R-word,’ by Mary Taggart
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