Wednesday, October 08, 2014

We target, we search, we skim information

Picture a future of ever-smarter machines. Increased automation will make life easier. It will also erode skills, debase intelligence, and devalue work... Wisdom of Dr Cope is hard to find at work these days

In the digital age, we read strategically. We target, we search, we skim. We don’t dig; we sift. The result: information, not knowledge… We know more and more & care less and less 

Marilynne Robinson thinks humans are brilliant creatures. And generally incomprehensible to one another... Mystery of Us

Paeans to the printed word – scent, feel, heft – change nothing. Face facts: The book is in retreat, and so is literary culture as we know it... Fate of literature

Slang for the ages
Write to yourself tonight
Books we talk about
How to view art
Letter to self-publishers
Exodus of Ph.D.s
Street addresses v.Ebola
Bob Dylan and science
Art of the brick
Therapeutic philosophy
Trouble with writing
Slow reading
Linguistics of LOL
Ants teach us nothing
Poop & Pooches
Scent of a conservative
Vocabulary of food
Sex and the Party
Fingerprint words
Shakespearean conspiracies?
What is art for?
Stephen King on writing
Saying hello in American
Orwell v. Will Self

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