Essay on Is Google Making Us Stupid?

1126 Words Nov 13th, 2016 5 Pages
The controversy of technology either having a positive or negative effect depends on the type of person. This controversy has existed from the early 1990’s, possibly earlier. (Pinker 1). The creation of various types of technology has brought on the fear of technology taking over and controlling people’s minds. No one really paid too much attention to the effect of technology until Carr wrote his article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?”. After having that article published, many other critics and authors started to challenge his article, an example would be Jamais Cascio. Also, some people have grown concerned over this topic once again. Unlike others who support technology, Carr expresses concern and worry over the Internet, in order to support his argument, he relies mostly on ethos and logos, although, there are problems with both. Nicholas Carr’s article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” is an article that is published in The Atlantic in Jul./Aug. issue of 2008. Carr is a writer and blogger who writes about technology and culture. He has a B.A. degree from Dartmouth College and a M.A. degree in English and American Literature and Language from Harvard University. He has been on various boards such as the editorial board of the Encyclopedia Britannica and steering board of the World Economic Forum’s cloud computing project. Another fact was that he was the executive editor of the Harvard Business Review. (http://www.nicholascarr.com/). The intended audience for this…

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