Interesting (and helpful) comments from a review of the book, "Is The Internet Changing The Way You Think" in the WSJ 1/7/10:
"Thomas Metzinger, a philospher, argues that the Internet isn't changing the way we think; it is exacerbating the deceptively simple challenge of 'attention managment'. 'Attention is a finite commodity, and it is absolutely essential to living a good life.'
"Neuroscientist Brian Knutson imagines a near future in which 'the Internet may impose a survivial of the focused, in which individuals with some natural ability to stay on target, or who are hopped up on enough stimulants, forge ahead while the rest of us flail in a Web-based attentional vortex.'"
So, today's free advice - pay attention to that which is worth paying attention to!