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A note on the writing style

I read The Shallows by Nicholas Carr and came away scared at how the internet was shaping our reading habits. In particular, we are constanly skimming, and never giving the text our full attention.

The fact that the web is designed to be a bunch of hyperlinks means that, on any page, there are tonnes of such tantalising exit ramps off the highway taking you to other corners of the internet. Some authors even actively embrace this, in an effort to keep site engagement high. I find Mark Manson and Cal Newport to be particularly egregious offenders. Pretty much every post that Cal writes is guaranteed to have a link to his books, another article of his, or an article he wrote elsewhere on the web, and it really rubs me the wrong way.

On this website, I will try to minimise links. The reading experience should have minumum distractions. When necessary, I will inculde extra information in references at the bottom of pages.