purpose becomes less clear when he goes on analogical tangents, but then he resurfaces and his argument is once again strong. Carr’s nuanced argument depth is minimal and does not help the reader to fully understand the critics’ perspective, but it is still there and gives the reader some idea of the opposing arguments. This book matters because it pertains to the intrusion of technology in our lives and how our development has altered for the sake of technology. Whether we see this change as a burden that will ultimately turn computer users ourselves into technology or if we see it as another stage of adaptation, is up to us. Computers affect us, but only if the computer’s user gives the computer the chance to do so.
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