dimanche 20 septembre 2009

Is the Internet melting our brains? [en]

Is the Internet melting our brains? | Salon Books:
Every communication advancement throughout human history, from the pencil to the typewriter to writing itself, has been met with fear, skepticism and a longing for the medium that's been displaced. Far from heralding in a "2001: Space Odyssey" dystopia, Baron believes that social networking sites, blogs and the Internet are actually making us better writers and improving our ability to reach out to our fellow man.

Says Dennis Baron, professor of English and linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, read his interview in Salon.