“And of course we are writing more, and writing in public for strangers: novel readers may have declined by 10%, but the number of bloggers has gone from zero to 25 million. Simply excising screen-based reading from the study altogether is like doing a literacy survey circa 1500 and only counting the amount of time people spent reading scrolls.”
–S teve Johnson, writing in the Guardian, UK, about how a recent study of literacy completely ignores–and dismisses–all the onscreen reading and writing we do–and bemoans the decline in readers (!)

“And of course we are writing more, and writing in public for strangers: novel readers may have declined by 10%, but the number of bloggers has gone from zero to 25 million. Simply excising screen-based reading from the study altogether is like doing a literacy survey circa 1500 and only counting the amount of time people spent reading scrolls.”
–S teve Johnson, writing in the Guardian, UK, about how a recent study of literacy completely ignores–and dismisses–all the onscreen reading and writing we do–and bemoans the decline in readers (!)