Category: Book summaries
The Importance of Sleep for Learning…..
I’ve recently read an excellent book called ‘Why We Sleep‘ by Mathew Walker. This book is based on decades of personal research into sleep carried out by Walker and others and references hundreds of studies on the benefits of sleep. Sleep both before and after learning improves memory retention – this is because during NREM…
The Quantified Self by Deborah Lupton: A Brief Summary
‘This book is about contemporary self-tracking cultures, analysed from a critical sociological perspective. It explores how the practices meanings, discourse, and technologies associated with self-tracking are the product of broader social cultural and political processes.’ This summary is really just some extended notes I took on the book as self-tracking and the quantified self are…
The Shallows: Chapter nine: search, memory
This is my summary of chapter one of The Shallows: How the internet is changing the way we read, think and remember, by Nicholas Carr. For my summary of chapter eight, the previous chapter, please click here. Desiderius Erasmus was one of the earliest scholars to recommend that his students keep a notebook in which…
The Church of Google?
Google was incorporated in September 1998, a collaboration between Larry Page and Sergey Brin, helped out with $100K of venture capital. Google a play on googol, the world for the number 10 raised to the hundredth power… showing their ambition of organizing masses of information… According to Nicholas Carr, the way in which Google is…
How does the internet effect our brains? A summary of The Shallows, chapter 7.
My summary of chapter 7 of The Shallows by Nicholas Carr. This is the chapter where he finally gets to the main point of the book!
The Shallows by Nicholas Carr: How the internet is changing the way think. A summary of chapter 6
This is my summary of chapter six of The Shallows: How the internet is changing the way we read, think and remember, by Nicholas Carr. For my summary of the previous chapter, chapter five, please click here. Book sales (of paper books) have remained fairly robust with the mass adoption of the internet. There are many…
The Shallows by Nicholas Carr: How the internet is changing the way think. A summary of chapter 5
Nicholas Carr argues outlines the ways in which the internet is a tool of distraction.
The Shallows by Nicholas Carr: How the internet is changing the way think. Summary of Chapter 4: The Deepening Page
How the book played a fundamental role in shaping Western civilization.
The Shallows (2010) Nicholas Carr. Summary of Chapter Three: Tools of the Mind
Nicholas Carr argues that intellectual technologies have been crucial for the development of modern science and civilization.
The Vital Paths, The Shallows, Nicholas Carr: Summary of Chapter 2
This is my summary of chapter two of The Shallows: How the internet is changing the way we read, think and remember, by Nicholas Carr. (For my summary of chapter 1, please click here!) Friedrich Nietzsche suffered from severe health problems through most of his life, so severe that he had to resign his university…