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Rex Sorgatz

The side-benefit of dating Jewish girls in this silly city: my Words With Friends gameplay has become much better!

jul 27
2008

Internet Reading

Irony alert: 3,500-word NYT story on how kids don't read anymore because of the internet. "Clearly, reading in print and on the Internet are different. On paper, text has a predetermined beginning, middle and end, where readers focus for a sustained period on one author's vision. On the Internet, readers skate through cyberspace at will and, in effect, compose their own beginnings, middles and ends."

4 comments

You kids. With your multitasking and customization and self direction. Back in my day the reader would sit down and LISTEN to their writer. And now that I've become a writer you've RUINED it for me.

posted by BradOFarrell at 3:51 PM on July 27, 2008

wasn't this already a 5,000 word story in the Atlantic called "Is Google Making Us Stoopid" last month? obvs, I'm too affected by the internet to read it myself.

posted by josh at 4:44 PM on July 27, 2008

(Yeah, it's referenced in the story.)

posted by Rex at 4:47 PM on July 27, 2008

tl;dr

posted by jaja at 7:10 PM on July 27, 2008




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