AND ALSO, TO BUY HIS BOOK: Writer urges Internet junkies to ‘switch off’ and think. “While the Internet has enormous benefits in delivering incredible amounts of information at incredible speed, it’s also a distracting and interruption-rich environment. Carr said it encourages quick shifts in focus — and discourages sustained attention and the ability to think deeply and creatively about one topic and to challenge conventional wisdom.” There’s some truth to this, so long as you don’t make too much of it.