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The article deals with information overload. Nicholas Carr in his book "The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains" explains the process of cognitive overload. Carr also explains how Internet, cell phones or electronic mail messages distract people from contemplation. Carr stresses that the current lifestyle is eroding a person's capacity for deep, sustained, perception attention. The term information overload is defined by Kathryn Hensiak. Tips on controlling the information environment are presented.