Week 3: Really, Bush?

It was really trippy to realize that long ago information was not organized. The idea of people having to make systems to sort documents and to share them is something I take for granted. Meigs system of sharing information through the National Building Museum was really cute yet nifty for his time.


Reading “As We May Think,” I had to really force myself to pay attention. This guy Bush really knows how to get a modern student to suffer. Regardless of how I felt, his theory, rather than the content, was a bit fascinating. Bush believes people think from one thing to the next which is opposite of what Carr said, that people need to think on one thing at a time. Focusing shows discipline. I mostly agree with Bush because people have a lot on their mind and it doesn’t make sense to just focus on one thing at a time. I could back up Bush’s argument because having more than one thing to do comes into play with psychology. The mind is always multitasking. While I am writing this I am breathing but also thinking in my mind on what to type. One could argue that breathing is automatic thinking compared to writing which is controlled but, to that I say one could control the amount of breathing one does. This shows that people can multitask at a basic level. I’m not saying I can do an advanced calculus while also studying for cognitive psychology but, we are able to do multiple things at a basic level.

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