Essay #2 Is Google Making Us Stupid?
In his 2008 essay Is Google Making Us Stupid, Nicholas Carr argues:
As the media theorist Marshall McLuhan pointed out in the 1960s, media are not just passive channels of
information. They supply the stuff of thought,
Prof. Matthew R. Smith
Erving Goffman was one of the first academics to catalogue human interaction in an objective,
scientific way. In this class, we have read an excerpt from his book Behavior in Public Places,
published in 1963.
English 0802Analytic Reading and Writing
Instructor: Mr. Matthew Smith
Instructor e-mail: Smithmr@temple.edu
Office hours: Mon 1030-11am & by appt.
Office location: Anderson 951
Office telephone: (215) 204-75