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Carr, Nicholas G. 1959-

Overview
Works: 91 works in 363 publications in 11 languages and 12,361 library holdings
Genres: Essays  Documentary films  Internet videos  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Commentator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nicholas G Carr
The shallows : what the Internet is doing to our brains by Nicholas G Carr( Book )

30 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Korean and held by 3,680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As we enjoy the Internet's bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? Carr describes how human thought has been shaped through the centuries by "tools of the mind"--The alphabet to maps, to the printing press, the clock, and the computer--and interweaves recent discoveries in neuroscience. Now, he expands his argument into a compelling exploration of the Internet's intellectual and cultural consequences. Our brains, scientific evidence reveals, change in response to our experiences. Building on insights of thinkers from Plato to McLuhan, Carr makes a case that every information technology carries a set of assumptions about the nature of knowledge and intelligence. The printed book served to focus our attention, promoting deep and creative thought. In contrast, the Internet encourages rapid, distracted sampling of small bits of information. As we become ever more adept at scanning and skimming, are we losing our capacity for concentration, contemplation, and reflection?--From publisher description
The big switch : rewiring the world, from Edison to Google by Nicholas G Carr( Book )

32 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 2,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hundred years ago, companies stopped producing their own power with steam engines and plugged into the newly built electric grid. The cheap power pumped out by electric utilities not only changed how businesses operated but also brought the modern world into existence. Today a similar revolution is under way. Companies are dismantling their private computer systems and tapping into rich services delivered over the Internet. This time it's computing that's turning into a utility. The shift is already remaking the computer industry, bringing new competitors like Google to the fore and threatening traditional stalwarts like Microsoft and Dell. But the effects will reach much further. Cheap computing will ultimately change society as profoundly as cheap electricity did. Here, business journalist Carr weaves together history, economics, and technology to explain why computing is changing--and what it means for all of us.--From publisher description
The glass cage : automation and us by Nicholas G Carr( Book )

19 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Glass Cage, best-selling author Nicholas Carr digs behind the headlines about factory robots and self-driving cars, wearable computers and digitized medicine, as he explores the hidden costs of granting software dominion over our work and our leisure and reveals something we already suspect: shifting our attention to computer screens can leave us disengaged and discontented
Does IT matter? : information technology and the corrosion of competitive advantage by Nicholas G Carr( Book )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Every year, companies spend more than $2 trillion on computer and communications equipment and services. Underlying these enormous expenditures is one of modern business's most deeply held assumptions: that information technology is increasingly critical to competitive advantage and strategic success." "In this book, Nicholas G. Carr calls the common wisdom into question, contending that IT's strategic importance has actually dissipated as its core functions have become available and affordable to all. Expanding on the controversial Harvard Business Review article that provoked a storm a debate around the world, Does IT Matter? shows that IT - like earlier infrastructural technologies such as railroads and electric power - is steadily evolving from a profit-boosting proprietary resource to a simple cost of doing business." "Carr draws on convincing historical and contemporary examples to explain why innovations in hardware, software, and networking are rapidly replicated by competitors, neutralizing their strategic power to set one business apart from the pack. He shows why IT's emergence as a shared and standardized infrastructure is a natural and necessary process that may ultimately deliver huge economic and social benefits."--Jacket
Utopia is creepy : and other provocations by Nicholas G Carr( Book )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Japanese and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A freewheeling, sharp-shooting indictment of our tech-besotted culture by the Pulitzer Prize finalist. Over the past dozen years, Nicholas Carr has made his name as an agenda-setting writer on our complicated relationship with technology. Gathering posts from his blog Rough Type as well as seminal pieces published in The Atlantic, the MIT Technology Review, and the Wall Street Journal, he now provides an alternative history of the digital age, chronicling its roller-coaster crazes and crashes (remember MySpace or Second Life?). Ground-breaking essays such as 'Is Google Making Us Stupid?' and 'Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Privacy' dissect the logic behind Silicon Valley's 'liberation mythology, ' laying bare how technology has both enriched and imprisoned us--sometimes at the same time. A forward-looking new essay rounds out the collection. With searching assessments of topics from the future of work and play to free choice and the fate of reading, Carr once again challenges us to see our world anew"--Provided by publisher
The shallows : [what the Internet is doing to our brains] by Nicholas G Carr( )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how human thought has been shaped through the centuries by "tools of the mind", from the alphabet to maps, to the printing press, the clock, and the computer. The technologies we use to find, store, and share information can literally reroute our neural pathways. Building on the insights of thinkers from Plato to McLuhan, the author makes a convincing case that every information technology carries an intellectual ethic, a set of assumptions about the nature of knowledge and intelligence
The best American science and nature writing 2014( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of nature and science essays published in American periodicals in 2013, including works by such authors as Katherine Bagley, Barbara Kingsolver, Fred Pearce, and Carl Zimmer
The shallows : how the Internet is changing the way we think, read and remember by Nicholas G Carr( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the Internet making us stupid? In this book, Nicholas Carr argues that the Internet is changing dramatically how we think, remember and interact
The digital enterprise : how to reshape your business for a connected world by Nicholas G Carr( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book focuses on the fundamental changes that are happening in business as a result of the Internet, digital communications, and ubiquitous connectivity. The author underscores that the essential code of business is being rewritten in the Internet Age. From building online business models, to formulating digital strategies, to competing in the uncertain world of e-commerce, this book shows today's executives exactly what they must do in order to reshape their businesses for the twenty-first century. (Midwest)
InRealLife by Beeban Kidron( Visual )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It takes us on a journey from the world of Silicon Valley to the bedrooms of British teenagers in order to ask an important question: What exactly is the internet doing to our children? This revealing documentary examines how children are adapting to the technological world we live in, and how free and open connectivity can have alienating and addictive side-effects, especially on the youngest minds using it
The glass cage : how our computers are changing us by Nicholas G Carr( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Glass Cage, best-selling author Nicholas Carr digs behind the headlines about factory robots and self-driving cars, wearable computers and digitized medicine, as he explores the hidden costs of granting software dominion over our work and our leisure. Even as they bring ease to our lives, these programs are stealing something essential from us. Drawing on psychological and neurological studies that underscore how tightly people's happiness and satisfaction are tied to performing hard work in the real world, Carr reveals something we already suspect: shifting our attention to computer screens can leave us disengaged and discontented. From nineteenth-century textile mills to the cockpits of modern jets, from the frozen hunting grounds of Inuit tribes to the sterile landscapes of GPS maps, The Glass Cage explores the impact of automation from a deeply human perspective, examining the personal as well as the economic consequences of our growing dependence on computers. With a characteristic blend of history and philosophy, poetry and science, Carr takes us on a journey from the work and early theory of Adam Smith and Alfred North Whitehead to the latest research into human attention, memory, and happiness, culminating in a moving meditation on how we can use technology to expand the human experience
Wer bin ich, wenn ich online bin ... und was macht mein Gehirn solange? : wie das Internet unser Denken verändert by Nicholas G Carr( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in German and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heute schon gegoogelt? Im Durchschnitt sind die Deutschen etwa zweieinhalb Stunden täglich online. Neuesten Studien zufolge, so zeigt Bestsellerautor und IT-Experte Nicholas Carr, bewirkt bereits eine Onlinestunde am Tag erstaunliche neurologische Prägungen in unserem Gehirn. Wer das Internet nach Informationen, sozialen Kontakten oder Unterhaltung durchforstet, verwendet, anders als beim Buch- oder Zeitunglesen, einen Großteil seiner geistigen Energie auf die Beherrschung des Mediums selbst. Und macht sich um die Inhalte, buchstäblich, keinen Kopf. Die Folge: Im Internetzeitalter lesen wir oberflächlicher, lernen wir schlechter, erinnern wir uns schwächer denn je. Von den Anpassungsleistungen unseres Gehirns profitieren nicht wir, sondern die Konzerne, die mit Klickzahlen Kasse machen. In seinem neuen Buch verbindet Carr, zwanzig Jahre nach Entstehung des World Wide Web, seine medienkritische Bilanz mit einer erhellenden Zeitreise durch Philosophie-, Technologie- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte - von Sokrates' Skepsis gegenüber der Schrift, dem Menschen als Uhrwerk und Nietzsches Schreibmaschine bis zum User als Gegenstand aktueller Debatten und Studien. Und er vermittelt - jenseits von vagem Kulturpessimismus - anhand greifbarer Untersuchungen und Experimente, wie das Internet unser Denken verändert
IT doesn't matter--business processes do : a critical analysis of Nicholas Carr's I.T. article in the Harvard business review by Howard Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book attempts to refute Nichols G. Carr's article, IT doesn't matter
The glass cage : where automation is taking us by Nicholas G Carr( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Glass Cage, best-selling author Nicholas Carr digs behind the headlines about factory robots and self-driving cars, wearable computers and digitized medicine, as he explores the hidden costs of granting software dominion over our work and our leisure and reveals something we already suspect: shifting our attention to computer screens can leave us disengaged and discontented."
Internet rend-il bête? : réapprendre à lire et à penser dans un monde fragmenté by Nicholas G Carr( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cet essai éclaire la manière dont Internet et le mode de consultation par liens hypertextes affectent la capacité à se concentrer dans la lecture, pourtant au coeur de l'apprentissage. Un retour historique montre que l'homme s'est constamment créé de nouvelles façons de penser en inventant l'écriture et l'imprimerie, et amène à s'interroger sur les avantages et inconvénients de cette mutation
Superficiales : ¿qué está haciendo Internet con nuestras mentes? by Nicholas G Carr( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nuestro cerebro, como demuestran evidencias científicas e históricas, cambia en respuesta a nuestras experiencias, y la tecnología que usamos para encontrar, almacenar y compartir información puede, literalmente, alterar nuestros procesos neuronales. Además, cada tecnología de la informatión conlleva una ética intelectual. Así como el libro impreso servía para centrar nuestra atención, fomentando el pensamiento profundo y creativo, Internet fomenta el picoteo rápido y distraído de pequeños fragmentos de información de muchas fuentes. Su ética es una ética industrial, de la velocidad y la eficiencia. La Red nos está reconfigurando a su propia imagen, volviéndonos más hábiles para manejar y ojear superficialmente la información pero menos capaces de concentración, contemplación y reflexión. Este libro cambiará para siempre nuestra modo de entender y aprovechar las nuevas tecnologías."--Page 4 of cover
Het ondiepe : hoe onze hersenen omgaan met internet by Nicholas G Carr( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Dutch and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse van de invloed van het toenemende internetgebruik op het functioneren van de hersenen
Abgehängt : wo bleibt der Mensch, wenn Computer entscheiden? by Nicholas G Carr( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lange Zeit haben Maschinen die Menschen entlastet, die unter harter Arbeit ächzten. Doch inzwischen verrichten Computer und computergesteuerte Maschinen nicht mehr nur stupide Arbeiten, sondern werden für hochkomplexe Tätigkeiten eingesetzt: Sie steuern Flugzeuge, führen Operationen durch, analysieren das Börsengeschehen. Was macht das mit uns Menschen? Ohne Navi irren wir hilflos durch den Städtedschungel, wir setzen Social Media an die Stelle echter Begegnungen und verlassen uns blind auf Empfehlungen im Internet. Nicholas Carr zeigt, wie sich Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft durch diese Entwicklung verändern. Die Verlierer sind wir - weil wir Fähigkeiten verlernen, die wir früher perfekt beherrschten. (Quelle: buch.ch)
The big switch : die Vernetzung der Welt von Edison bis Google = Der grosse Wandel by Nicholas G Carr( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicholas Carr beschreibt in dieser deutschen Übersetzung des amerikanischen Bestsellers die nächste IT-Revolution und dass dadurch immense Folgen auf unsere Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft zukommen werden. Dabei erläutert er detailliert die Entwicklung der Computerindustrie in den letzten Jahren sowie insbesondere entscheidende neue Technologien wie das Cloud Computing und dessen Auswirkungen auf traditionelle Firmen wie z.B. Microsoft und Dell
The glass cage : automation and us by Nicholas G Carr( Recording )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An urgent examination of the human consequences of automation. What kind of world are we building for ourselves? Digging behind the headlines about factory robots and self-driving cars, personalized apps and computerized medicine, Carr explores the hidden costs of allowing software to take charge of our jobs and our lives. He draws on science, economics, and philosophy to make a compelling case that the dominant Silicon Valley ethic is sapping our skills and narrowing our horizons
 
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The shallows : what the Internet is doing to our brains
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The big switch : rewiring the world, from Edison to GoogleDoes IT matter? : information technology and the corrosion of competitive advantageThe shallows : [what the Internet is doing to our brains]The shallows : how the Internet is changing the way we think, read and rememberThe digital enterprise : how to reshape your business for a connected worldIT doesn't matter--business processes do : a critical analysis of Nicholas Carr's I.T. article in the Harvard business review
Alternative Names
Carr, Nicholas.

Carr, Nicholas 1959-

Carr, Nicholas G.

Ka, Ni kol la seu 1959-

K'a, Nik'ollasŭ 1959-

Ni kol la seu, Ka 1959-

Nicholas Carr Amerikaans schrijver

Nicholas Carr US-amerikanischer Autor

Nicholas G. Carr amerikansk författare

Nicholas G. Carr amerikansk skribent

Nicholas G. Carr écrivain américain

Nicholas G. Carr escritor estadounidense

Nicholas George Carr

Nicholas George Carr escriptor estatunidenc

Nicolas G. Carr scrittore statunitense

Nik'ollasŭ, K'a 1959-

Карр, Николас

Карр, Николас Дж 1959-

ניקולאס קאר

ניקולאס קאר סופר אמריקאי

نيكولاس كار

نيكولاس كار كاتب أمريكي

نیکلاس کار نویسنده آمریکایی

카, 니콜라스 1959-

카, 니콜라스 G. 1959-

カー, ニコラス・G

ニコラス・G・カー

尼古拉斯·卡尔

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