Nicholas Carr

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Nicholas Carr is the author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Shallows, the best-selling The Big Switch, and Does IT Matter? His acclaimed new book, The Glass Cage: Automation and Us, examines the personal and social consequences of our ever growing dependence on computers and software. Former executive editor of the Harvard Business Review, he has written for The Atlantic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Wired. He lives in Colorado. [Author photo by Merrick Chase.]

The love that lays the swale in rows

There’s a line of verse I’m always coming back to, and it’s been on my mind more than usual these last few months:





The fact is the sweetest dream that labor knows.





It’s the second to last line of one of Robert Frost’s
earliest and best poems, a sonnet called “Mowing.” He wrote it just after the
turn of the twentieth century, when he was a young man, in his twenties, with a
young family. He was work

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The Glass Cage by Nicholas Carr
"I loved absolutely every page of this book. It's not just a book about technology and automation, it's a book about learning what it means to be human."
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“The Net’s interactivity gives us powerful new tools for finding information, expressing ourselves, and conversing with others. It also turns us into lab rats constantly pressing levers to get tiny pellets of social or intellectual nourishment.”
Nicholas G. Carr, The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains

“We become, neurologically, what we think."(33)”
Nicholas Carr, The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains

“What the Net seems to be doing is chipping away my capacity for concentration and contemplation. Whether I’m online or not, 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 G. Carr, The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains




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