I have forgotten how to read

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Can't read any more

For most of modern life, printed matter was “the model, the metaphor, and the measure of all discourse.” The resonance of printed books – their lineal structure, the demands they make on our attention – touches every corner of the world we’ve inherited. But online life makes me into a different kind of reader – a cynical one. I scrounge, now, for the useful fact; I zero in on the shareable link. My attention – and thus my experience – fractures. Online reading is about clicks, and comments, and points. When I take that mindset and try to apply it to a beaten-up paperback, my mind bucks.

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail


 

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  1. frighteningly true….what is going to happen next is even a scarier thought…thank GOD that I still love reading books…

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