"Google is not making us stupid, PowerPoint is not destroying literature, and the Internet is not really changing our brains." The L.A. Times tells its readers not to sweat new technologies. "The notion that prolonged focus and deep reading mark the best path to wisdom and insight is just an assumption, one that may be an accidental consequence of the printing press predating the computer. To book authors it seems a heretical notion, but it is possible that spending 10 or more hours engrossed in a single text might not be the optimal regimen for building brainpower."