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How does Carr tie in Marshall McLuhan’s argument about media into the modern example of the Internet?

Carr echoes McLuhan’s saying that “the medium is the message” in his discussion of the Internet by regarding the Internet as a particularly influential medium (2). Through his exploration of the ways in which the Internet impacts the way people think, Carr confirms McLuhan’s claim that the medium is a significant factor in the way that people experience content. For example, the fact that the brain can be altered based on stimuli people encounter from Internet use is an instrumental way in which the Internet is a medium that alters the way people consume media content.

What is the significance of Carr’s accounts of his personal history adopting new technology?

Carr includes several anecdotes throughout the book about his own experiences with technology in order to demonstrate...

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