I see this claim every day. Serious question, has anyone made sure it's true? It's like, speak for your fucking self New York Times. I probably read ten or fifteen thousand words a day, maybe more, a good bit of it in hard print. So do all of the most interesting people I know. This doesn't even make sense to me. If I'm reading and I get a text, I answer the text and go back to reading. What do other people do?