Today, Kaeley, Joy, Molly, Carolyn, Mary Beth, Kevin, Craig, and I got together to discuss Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing To Our Brains. We had enthusiastic and interesting conversations about the book, which broadened to address work, ethics, community values, and built on some of the discussion we had as a larger group on Monday. It was great fun, and any of us would be happy to continue the discussions if you’re interested.
We had so much fun we decided to do it again! Over Spring Break we’d like to get together to discuss another book that has implications for work and our personal lives. Those of us in the room thought it’d be interesting to read David Weinburger’sToo Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren’t the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room. However, we realize some people didn’t make it that have other interesting book ideas, and could easily be persuaded to choose another one. Leave a message in the comments if you have other book titles you’re interested in, and we’ll find a way to select one and a date for our March discussion.