I can feel it, too. Over the past few years I’ve had an uncomfortable sense that someone, or something, has been tinkering with my brain, remapping the neural circuitry, reprogramming the memory. My mind isn’t going—so far as I can tell—but it’s changing. I’m not thinking the way I used to think. I can feel it most strongly when I’m reading. Immersing myself in a book or a lengthy article used to be easy. My mind would get caught up in the narrative or the turns of the argument, and I’d spend hours strolling through long stretches of prose. That’s rarely the case anymore. Now my concentration often starts to drift after two or three pages. I get fidgety, lose the thread, begin looking for something else to do. I feel as if I’m always dragging my wayward brain back to the text. The deep reading that used to come naturally has become a struggle.
By Nicholas Carr .Read more,from here
So is this something that I m also facing ? Yeah true and not just me there are many of the category who cannot concentrate their reading on long articles n for me it becomes the worse if it is a printed one. Yeah I doubt if i m losing reading habit n recently I heard Dinsan complaining the same thing .
so here is what Mitali Saran ( who writes for the weekend special pages of Businesses standard and she is my favorite ) says about the Nicholas’s article
“the article describes how emerging technologies -once printing press and the typewriter and now the internet – have ,through ages,seemingly messed with the very circuity of human minds ,reducing the attention span,feeding the hunger to move on ,lowering the boredom threshold ,even as they have tilled new fields of epistemic gold”
So you can all imagine ,how will this effect a girl of 16. what will happen to me if i cant concentrate on the big big chapters of my syllabus ,well that is gonna hit me really bad ! . I couldn’t even complete reading a single book in my 3 months vacation !!!! 😦 now thatz really bad . ok! I can get back to my normal life, if I control myself blogging too much . I feel a lot tensed when i think of people around ,they go for daily tuitions,weekend tuition n entrance coaching without even taking a break n i m here in front of my ASUS lady blabbering n blogging
I have decided to get back to books !( well that does nt mean i am gonna leave you in peace! 😛 ) I know its better to start with short stories or something and now have got a book of Grimm’s fairy tales with almost 55 stories in 350 pages. I love reading fairy tales no matter what my age is ,I read it with such passion .😀
So i would sometimes miss reading n commenting in ur blogs .So sorry in advance