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Review: Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age

User Review  - Marcus - Goodreads

Terrible. An interesting topic but unlike Po Bronson in Nutureshock, where each chapter introduced a revelation then explained the research behind it. Ms. Jackson took a personal approach to ... Read full review

Review: Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age

User Review  - Craig - Goodreads

My son, Aaron, recommended this book. It addresses the negative effect of technology on attention, focus, memory, judgment, and most significantly, reading. Here are a few nuggets: The real question ... Read full review

Review: Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age

User Review  - Dan Tasse - Goodreads

Argh! Disappointing. I wanted to read a lot about attention, and this book seemed to be about that, but it mostly isn't. There are about 1.5 chapters (out of 9) actually on attention. Chapter 9 is the ... Read full review

Review: Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age

User Review  - Dawn - Goodreads

The premise of the good sounded excellent, but the explanation and presentation of the research seemed poorly executed and it seemed as if the author was distracted. Part of the book sounded like a ... Read full review

Review: Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age

User Review  - Ringling Library - Goodreads

So, you're watching TV while you're texting, when you notice you've got mail—email, that is. Right then your roommate begins the daily harangue… Feeling a little distracted? Having trouble coping ... Read full review

Review: Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age

User Review  - Melissa - Goodreads

Here's what I got out of the book: toddlers like Elmo. Teenagers prefer IMing to face-to-face conversations. Freud was once in Rome. This book has such an interesting premise, but the author allowed ... Read full review

Review: Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age

User Review  - John Gillespie - Goodreads

Another voice in the chorus of writers like Nicholas Carr, Maggie Jackson examines technology beyond just the internet. Of course, she referenced McLuhan within the first fifty pages, as any serious ... Read full review

Review: Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age

User Review  - Mel - Goodreads

I got this book for a library school essay; it's not the type of thing I normally read! The book could easily have been subtitled "what's wrong with American society". I think the book the author was ... Read full review

Review: Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age

User Review  - Courtney - Goodreads

I like the topic of the book, and found that it was easy to buy in to the notion of the distracted mind reflecting a distracted society. The belief that focus is key to thinking and learning is useful ... Read full review

Review: Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age

User Review  - Kathleen - Goodreads

This book had very little to do with what I thought it was about. I expected lots of data and scientific explanation. Instead, it was more like Jackson's lament for a slower life, fleshed out with ... Read full review


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