pond-skating and scuba diving
“...are you still reading this, or are you about to click on another link?...We need to be both pond-skaters and scuba divers. We need to master the ability to access facts while reserving time and space to do something meaningful with them.”
Andrew Sullivan (The Times) on the “pond-skater minds” the nonlinear nature of the web is giving us, where deep, calm and serious thinking is replaced with a pernicious craving for distraction and multi-tasking.
Also links to something I said here: will-lion.blogspot.com/2008/03/not-nowoh-why-not.html