Dear Internet World,
We’ve all heard the arguments against the arguments that the Web is making us stupid. (Nobody actually makes a crude form argument remotely that simplistic, but moving on.) Certainly, I’m not going to attempt to argue that sort of thing, because I don’t entirely believe it, and more because that’s one of those opinions that will cause the Webby world to come down on you with absurd amounts of vitriol. (One of the worst things about the Web, incidentally, the enforcement on all the positions of some.) I do want to say, though, that the fact that people who spend many hours a day on the Internet and/or are professionally employed to do so think that the Internet doesn’t make us stupid isn’t what I’d call a particularly compelling bit of evidence.