Quote of the Day

“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 (!)