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"A digital commonplace book" — the tagline of this blog — alludes to a concept Nicholas Carr writes about in his book “The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains.”


Since long before the Internet began rotting my brain (thanks, Mr. Carr), I have jotted down notes on little loose scraps of paper. Who hasn’t? Why not jot those notes down in a digital notepad? And since I build Web sites, why not jot them down in my own property? You never know when borrowed space (Facebook, Evernote, etc.) will disappear!

Speaking of “rotting my brain,” here is a video that my game-playing sons will almost certainly use against me (if they ever land on this site):

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