He was not alone, of course. The technical tools to hyperlink have made publishing three-dimensional in nature, layering content upon content to serve needs well beyond the text on the screen.
But Carr, the author of a new book on the Internet, now holds a different view: The link is a distraction, a footnote that takes the attention away from the reading task at hand, a cognitive penalty that makes comprehension more difficult.
He has started to place links at the bottom of his posts. He asserts this makes for "more concentrated, calmer, and more enjoyable reading."
In honour of his post and its argument, here is the link to it.