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- Jan 7 201610 minutes
The Deep Space of Digital Reading: Why we shouldn’t worry about leaving print behind.
In A History of Reading, the Canadian novelist and essayist Alberto Manguel describes a remarkable transformation of human consciousness, which took place around the 10th century A.D.: the advent of silent reading. Human beings have been reading for
- Jan 1 20171 minute
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- Sep 5 20161 minute
Talk May Be Cheap, but It’s Humanity’s Best Asset
NATE HOPPER IN THE KINGDOM OF Speech, Tom Wolfe offers an analytical history of humankind’s struggle to understand the origins of what he calls its “superpower”: speech. In Wolfe’s telling, the often dry, esoteric realm of academia is rife with coup
- Dec 8 20163 minutes
The Best Music For Productivity? Silence
Studies show that for most types of cognitively demanding tasks, anything but quiet hurts performance.
- Jun 1 20162 minutes
Why Your Emails Could Use an Exclamation Point (or Three)
Punctuation and other markers -- emoticons, slang and the like -- serve as stand-ins for facial expression and vocal intonation.
- Nov 7 20165 minutes
Read a Novel: It’s Just What the Doctor Ordered
IT’S WELL-ESTABLISHED SCIENCE THAT READING boosts vocabulary, sharpens reason and expands intellectual horizons. But the latest round of research on the benefits of literature focuses on how it improves not our IQ, but our EQ. Book lovers profess a
- Feb 1 20142 minutes
Why Are Employees Resistant to Using Internal Networks?
A look at how to show employees that using an internal network to communicate can save them time and frustration.
- Feb 15 20176 minutes
Are Teachers Becoming Obsolete?
A veteran educator reflects on the personalized-learning trend that’s left him wondering if a computer is more capable of doing his job than he is.
- Aug 29 20137 minutes
Paper Versus Pixel: The science of reading shows that print and digital experiences are complementary.
On the occasion of the inaugural Nautilus Quarterly, we asked Nicholas Carr to survey the prospects for a print publication. Here he shows why asking if digital publications will supplant printed ones is the wrong question. Gutenberg we know. But wh