It’s no accident that the click-happy online universe can sap our focus and make it harder for us to read a full-length book with rapt attention. But old-fashioned reading is still essential, because it teaches lessons about human identity that we can’t get anywhere else.


flagamuffin:

    It’s no accident that the click-happy online universe can sap our focus and make it harder for us to read a full-length book with rapt attention.

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?


posted by lil: 1840 days ago