“My mind now expects to take in information the way the Net distributes it: in a swiftly moving stream of particles. Once I was a scuba diver in the sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a Jet Ski.” – Nicholas Carr

Here then is the problem: passive sentences and nominalisation (the -ifications and -izations) replace human beings with abstract entities. Who are the people? Where is the action? What story is being told?