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Author to speak at UD on how gadgets shape our thoughts [Telegraph-Herald (Dubuque, IA)]
[February 23, 2014]

Author to speak at UD on how gadgets shape our thoughts [Telegraph-Herald (Dubuque, IA)]

(Telegraph-Herald (Dubuque, IA) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) The University of Dubuque's Wendt Center for Character Education will host author Nicholas Carr, who will deliver the lecture, "The Mind in the Net: How Our Gadgets Shape Our Thoughts." The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, March 10, in Heritage Center's John and Alice Butler Hall on the UD campus. Carr's lecture will be preceded by a book signing from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the A.Y. McDonald Lobby. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for admission and can be obtained through the Farber Box Office from noon to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, by phone at 563-585-SHOW, or online at

Carr, popularized on TED Talks, is the author of "The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains." In it, he examines the intellectual and social consequences of the Internet. The book has received international acclaim and was a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in general non-fiction.

A former executive editor of the Harvard Business Review, Carr writes and speaks on technology, business and culture. His 2003 Harvard Business Review article, "IT Doesn't Matter," set the stage for the global debate on the strategic value of information technology in business. His 2004 book, "Does IT Matter?: Information Technology and the Corrosion of Competitive Advantage," was a bestseller and kept the worldwide business community discussing the role of computers and IT in business. In spring 2008, CIO Insight named the book one of the Top 15 Most Groundbreaking Management Books.

Carr has written more than a dozen articles and interviews for Harvard Business Review and writes regularly for the Financial Times, Strategy & Business and The Guardian. His articles also have appeared in the New York Times, MIT Sloan Management Review, Wired, Business 2.0, Boston Globe, Industry Standard, The Banker, Director, BusinessWeek Online, as well as in his blog, Rough Type.

Carr has served as a commentator on CNBC, CNN and other networks and has been a featured speaker worldwide at industry, educational and government forums.

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