jul 27

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."


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


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

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