What do you say when the Internet age asks you are your inner search engines really capable of seeing more than one thing at a time?
The post-Google generation might watch Attenborough’s Gandhi while downloading three better films […] To misquote John Lennon for the iPad generation, reading is what happens to you when you’re making other plans. […] Many articles have been written on how the Internet age has essentially created distraction — but I think we’re way beyond it. Today, distraction is the new concentration.[…] YouTube will eventually replace television not only because it gives you the best bits of entertainment in three-minute capsules but literally places other stuff that may be better on the right hand side of what you’re watching, as if saying, “I know you’re concentrating for a good four minutes for this clip, you poor thing, but here are four other, better, things you could be watching.”
Well, you convinced now: “…you have to be seen seeing five different things. The age of seeing one thing is over.”
Image source: Weapons of Mass Distraction (by Hunter Langston)