incorrect wrote:I don't have a care for it. I find myself having difficulty paying attention for extended periods of time. I am not interested, I will not follow an argument that "needs to be" long.
There is a concept on the internet of TL;DR. I see a post that is longer than (insert arbitrary amount here based on my mood) words, and I will just ignore it (or maybe skim it looking for words that stand out).
In the world of the internet, where reading is the slow way to learn things, and "Googling" things and pressing "Ctrl+F" to find things... I feel like the idea of attention is changing.
Very often people need to sleep on things. People still learn slowly.. I learn a tiny bit today, and tomorrow I will be a little bit better at it. A particularly motivated person may be able to absorb more information
I feel like the attention of the average person (or rather, the need to have attention) is declining.
A few questions:
Where attention is declining, how do we spark enough interest to get people to read the details?
How do we formulate and phrase ideas, arguments, in a manner that is small enough to be accepted by people, thereby making some measure of progress?
surreptitious57 wrote:Books are the answer to short attention span. They are better for slow deep learning simply because there
is no distraction. The internet is less good because everything that you are not reading is just a click away
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