The following discussion occurred in the online Virtual Academy of Technology and Science. Kai and Randi, student and mentor, conversed as their avatars strolled through a lightly populated town. Kai: I read a great review by Jim Holt of Nicholas Carr's book on how the Internet is trashing our brains . Randi: I saw Carr's earlier article, "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" Does Holt agree? Kai: Not at all! Holt presents Carr's arguments, followed by relevant experimental data. Carr's conclusions aren't supported. Quite the contrary, in fact. Randi: The contrary? Holt says that the Internet is making us smart?…
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