Unloading Information Overload

L. Gordon Crovitz’s Information Age column in today’s Wall Street Journal, “Unloading Information Overload,” cites the Atlantic Monthly article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?”, cites a new book, “Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age” by Maggie Jackson, and quotes the dean at the University of Chicago Law School thusly:

The University of Chicago Law School blocks Internet access from classrooms; the dean said, “One student will visit a gossip site or shop for shoes, and within 20 minutes an entire row is shoe shopping.”