For your final portfolio assignment of the semester, print out and read "Is Google Making Us Stupid" by Nicholas Carr and respond to the argument in the essay. One way to approach this is to consider the quote from Richard Foreman that Carr uses to close his essay:
. . . today, I see within us all (myself included) the replacement of complex inner density with a new kind of self---evolving under the pressure of information overload and the technology of the "instantly available". A new self that needs to contain less and less of an inner repertory of dense cultural inheritance—-as we all become "pancake people"—-spread wide and thin as we connect with that vast network of information accessed by the mere touch of a button.