Short Attention Span Theater, or Why My Students Can’t Read Books (via lovemesomebooks)

I loved this post and going get to know more about this book and limit the use of technology.

i am always in awe of people who still can manage without the benefits of the cellphones – I have read many a times about Warren Buffett and some other big names ~ who dont use a cell phone. I am glued to the Google and the WIkipedia and its not long before we have syndromes with their names ~ hehe 🙂 I have a Google syndrome ~ whta do you have Bing Syndrome or Yahoo Syndrome… Lets face it, though tough ~ we have limited or put brakes on the use of our vast brains instead taking help of the tenologies available at the fingertips and unaware of it ~ the same useless brain would pass on to next generations!!

May be we are the generation with good quantity of time (or not! ~ previous generation indian oldies had 90+ years of life with no blood pressure + diabetes + heart diseases – WTH! ~ with no or less amount of Technology at their hands).

With a similar group disccusion going on throughou t the last week ~ i think its time to think about the amount of time we spend on unwanted things and miss something’s ~ which at last are of no use at out sixties and seventies (err.. fifties for a few ones!)

Saw the books of Ramayana and Upanishad’s and the Mahabhrata just a few days back. Mahabharat (or Jay~ another name of it) – if reading of it takes a few months or years – come to think of writing such a novel with the history of a few generations, then the War and then the results of it with minutest of details of the warriors and their armoury! unimaginable now!! Its Creation @ its peak!!

Short Attention Span Theater, or Why My Students Can’t Read Books Perhaps you’ve seen the ad campaign for the new search engine, Bing.  The basic structure of the ads is formulaic: someone asks a simple question, and the question sets the hearer off on a stream of consciousness, spouting search engine results that have nothing to do with the original question.  The campaign is called “Search Overload Syndrome,” and it’s not too far from the reality of what the internet is doing to our brains.  Or at least that’ … Read More

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