Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Mark Morford often has an interesting take on odd things. His post today parallels some of my thoughts on the subject of reading. Some time ago I listened to a news story which focused on the alleged illiteracy of the coming generation. The report centered most of the blame on the internet. The short, superficial stories combined with the opportunity to jump away from the text with the click of a mouse contributed to the shortened attention span of modern young people who got most of their information via the net. However, from my own ruminations on my own reading patterns, I have to ask some other questions. Morford noted that "