nicholas carr, in the shallows, says the internet saps creativity.
by altering neuroplastic highways in our brains, it erodes our memories: thanks to google, we don’t have to remember anything anymore.
it is a sinister form of cortical re-mapping.
for, if creation is combining cognitive fluidity with intuitions and memory, a dependence on surfing is bad for it.
carr’s book is well reviewed by jim holt in the london review of books.