390: Reading Quiz 1, The Shallows

Answer the following prompts, with short answers of up to 250 words. Make sure to quote from the book in your answer. Did I mention that you have to quote from the book in your answer? Well you do!

1. What does Carr mean by “the medium is the message?” Note: this is an important idea for the rest of the course. It’s not that easy to grasp but it’s a very powerful idea once you get it.

2. What problems does digital media cause?

3. According to Carr, what does the discipline of silent reading do for or to us?

When you’re finished, email your responses to Professor O’Malley at momalle3@gmu.edu