Brockman, John, ed.: Is the Internet Changing the Way You Think?

John Brockman, ed.

Is the Internet Changing the Way You Think? The Net’s Impact on Our Minds and Future, Harper Perennial, New York & London, 2011

From the Edge Foundation. Not explicitly Australian but global and included here as a marker of how the future of ‘Learning and improving’ in Australian history, as in global history, is rather different from its past. Contains hundred of micro answers to the question posed, underlining that attention spans are a problem in the New World which, in turn, is a problem for evidence-gatherers in the history discipline. Already at least one Australian university has run a course on ‘how to read a chapter’ – a chapter, not a book. A review is here.

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