The Shallows Quotes

Nicholas Carr
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We are too prone to make technological instruments the scapegoats for the sins of those who wield them.
-- David Sarnoff (Prologue paragraph 4)

Importance: Sarnoff alludes to the tendency for people to blame technology for their own mistakes or misgivings. He, instead, believes that the users of the technology should take ownership for their behaviors.

The Net has become my all-purpose medium, the conduit for most of the information that flows through my eyes and ears and into my mind.
-- Nicholas Carr (chapter 1 paragraph 3)

Importance: Carr admits that he uses the Internet for most purposes because it has so many purposes. It is also multifaceted in that it engages multiple senses through both audio and visual multimedia content.

I wanted to be connected. Just as Microsoft Word had turned me into a flesh-and-blood word processor, the Internet, I sensed, was turning me into something like a high-speed data-processing machine, a human HAL. I missed my old brain.
-- Nicholas Carr (chapter 1 paragraph 2)

Importance: Carr expresses his feeling...

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