A modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, SuperSummary offers high-quality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics. The essay stirred much debate, and in , Carr published an extended version of the essay in book form, entitled The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains. I can feel it. He feels that his brain has changed the way it processes information and thinks.
Google is affecting our abilities to read books, longer articles, and even older writings. Carr believes that we have become so accustomed to the ways of the internet, and we are relying on Google 's ability to sort through the details for us so we don 't have to, in order to get the information we find necessary more efficiently. He finds that this process has become almost too handy, and that it is corrupting us from becoming better educated. Carr writes quite a lengthy article to support his opinion. Or is our stupidity making us Google?
The main claim, or thesis, is that the more dependent we become with computers and other technology, the more our own intelligence declines and the more brain- dead we become. What are the means of support for the claim? The means of support Carr uses are personal testimonies, examples, and appeal to logic and value.