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Writer urges Internet junkies to ‘switch off’ and think

SEOUL (AFP) – Like tens of millions of others, US technology writer Nicholas Carr found the lure of the worldwide web hard to resist — until he noticed it was getting harder and harder to concentrate. He set out his concerns in a celebrated essay headlined “Is Google making us…

Polanski’s ‘Ghost Writer’ steals the show at Europe’s Oscars

TALLINN (AFP) – Roman Polanski’s political thriller “The Ghost Writer” swept the board Saturday at the European Film Awards, the continent’s version of the Oscars. The movie won six of the seven categories in which it had been nominated, including best film. Polanski, meanwhile, was named best director, to add…