It was one of those mornings where you get your coffee, sit down to dig through your morning flurry of email, and you happen across an email that catches your eye. For me, it was a monthly newsletter from Brain Pickings – in this case an article entitled “Tip-of-the-Tongue Syndrome,” Transactive Memory, and How the Internet Is Making Us Smarter by Maria Popova.
If you haven’t subscribed to Brain Pickings, I highly recommend it – especially for the creative types who love to be pushed and inspired.
I can’t necessarily define why this caught my eye – possibly because I had not seen anything related to the Internet from Brain Pickings lately, or maybe I wasn’t in a mad dash to get my inbox back to zero… either way it was a good find and caught my attention exponentially longer than most things that hit my queue of communication.
In a (big) nutshell, this very well written and very well referenced article touches upon a very common question – is technology and the Internet making us smarter?
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