Since this is the week for the Brooklyn blog girls to give the smackdown to the Brooklyn book boys, here’s Carrie McLaren of Stayfree Magazine on Steven Johnson’s new book. For what it’s worth, Johnson, like Ira Glass, is a graduate of Brown University’s semiotics program.
Does watching TV make you stupid?
Or just stupid enough to buy Steven Johnson’s Gladwellian premise that Watching TV Makes You Smarter?
3 thoughts on “Everything I Know About Life I Learned from the New York Times Magazine”
And there’s this: http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002112.html
Just a follow up: in the comments section Johnson writes a short, effective rebuttle to Carrie’s post (you may have to scroll down a bit).
Thanks for the pointers, guys. Ain’t the web grand?
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