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Has Digital Culture Destroyed the Humanities? 

“Forever glued to screens of one kind or another, growing more itchy and agitated by the day, allowing our consciousness to be fragmented and dispersed... The fact that an Internet culture undermines the habit of sustained attention in a way that is bound to have repercussions for literature and indeed for our experience of selfhood — it is hard not to agree with Birkerts, although… this does seem a rather reductive vision of human destiny.” [Read Article]