At the beginning of Nicholas Carr’s article, he starts off with a quote from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. During this scene, Dave Bowman helps the supercomputer HAL disconnect from its artificial brain. Carr stresses how the computer could feel its brain brain being removed while the man disassembles its memory circuits. The man rewiring the computer reflects how computers have also rewired his own brain. Moreover, he deliberates on the use of excessive technology and how it has negatively impacted his thought process.
Throughout the article, Carr uses examples and explanations to validate his point. He also goes in-depth about his personal experiences with technology to emotionally appeal to his audience. However, his choice of resources and tactics detracts from his overall credibility.