Intellectual Pointillism

I’m a big fan of long, continuous texts of course, but I’ve started to think about what digital is doing to my reading and thinking habits as a kind of intellectual pointillism, where my own thoughts and those of many others are forming a kind of continuum. That all these little bits of text, and twitters, and posts, combine to allow me to form an opinion, in a way that a single source (say a NYT editorial) may have done in the past.
Nick Carr, Debased Digital Text, and Intellectual Pointillism