Net dumbs us down says Nobel prize winner Doris Lessing

New Nobel laureate Doris Lessing has used her acceptance speech to rail against the internet, saying it has “seduced a whole generation into its inanities” and created a world where people know nothing.

“We are in a fragmenting culture, where our certainties of even a few decades ago are questioned and where it is common for young men and women, who have had years of education, to know nothing of the world, to have read nothing, knowing only some speciality or other, for instance, computers,” she said in the speech read out by Lessing’s British publisher as she was too ill to travel to Sweden for the Nobel festivities.
http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2007/12/10/1197135340009.html
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