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The Shallows in academia

While I was reading The Shallows I ran a poll on Twitter to see if others recognize themselves in what this book mentions: that all the reading we do online results in us being unable to concentrate on long stretches of text. As for myself, I read a lot on an e-reader, but I don’t find the experience all that different from reading a print book. I read a fair amount, and I don’t feel like I lost the ability to read long stretches of text – but perhaps that is because I read daily. In fact, 41% of the respondents of this poll do agree that they have more difficulties reading long stretches of (print) text.

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