I am not even finished with the article and I am already finding something to write in response. For an article that is about how it is becoming more and more difficult to absorb longer literary works the article itself is a tad long. I agree one hundred percent with the author and the contributors; however, my brain is reluctant to take in the information. To touch on the quote toward the beginning of the piece, the skimming of long articles the author speaks of is a practice I know very well. I find myself skimming even shorter pieces such as “Is Google Making Us Stupid?”. If I’m being completely honest , I am having to go back ever few sentences to remind myself of the argument I am trying to present. That argument being that the article is too long for the content. I conquer that the studies are important to include but this is not a thesis paper. This is an magazine column. A simple link or footnote would be satisfactory. I am not alone with this opinion. “I remember reading the article in a class a year or two ago and thinking it was too long. Reading through all the studies is pointless.” (Emma Wellik). Just as Wolf said in the article, reading is not genetic so it does not always come easily. I knew this long before reading it but having it verified and justified sets my uneasy eyes to rest. Although technology has helped improve the efficiency of our culture, once technology becomes so immersed in a culture it starts to take away from the building blocks of said culture. So is Google taking away the basis of cognition? No. In my opinion, despite all the studies, it is not the internet or Google doing the demolition it is the high volume and prolonged usage of the internet that is taking away from our attention spans. In short it is the user not the used. Now that my response has reached the proper length for the article in discussion (too long), I will leave you with one statement. If you find you are unable to absorb this entry just try to read the original article. -nexus-�:�c���

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