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The Internet and Writers

Monday, October 02, 2006
This powerful essay by UK journalist Andrew Brown makes the case that the Internet has not been the great gift to this generation of writers, as many claim it has been. Brown argues that the Internet interferes with the thought processes that lead to good thinking and good writing: "I am coming to suspect that the internet will be to my generation of journalists, and to any younger ones, what alcohol was to our predecessors': a destroyer first of thought and then of productivity, destructive both of the capacity to reflect, and to react, blurring everything into a haze of talk and endlessly repeated variations on the same experience." (Found via Mind Hacks: Why Email is Addictive (and What to Do About it)).

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