A hard look at the Web's 'shallows' | Relevant Results - CNET News

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From the wheel to the router, technology has changed us almost as much as we've changed the world using technology. And each time, we've struggled to balance the positive effects with the drawbacks.

It's hard to imagine that any technology created over the last several decades has had as big an impact on culture, learning, and communication as the Internet and the Web. But in his new book "The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains," author Nick Carr argues there's a downside to this explosion in creativity and information: we're becoming shallow.