• We don’t constrain our mental powers when we store new long-term memories. We strengthen them. With each expansion of our memory comes an enlargement of our intelligence. The Web provides a convenient and compelling supplement to personal memory - but when we start using the Web as a substitute for personal memory, by bypassing the inner processes of consolidation, we risk emptying our minds of their riches.

    Nicholas G. Carr (2010). “The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains”, p.192, W. W. Norton & Company