This week, the book blogs have been talking about the future of reading and literature, which leads me to believe that they don’t think it’s dead.
I don’t believe them. The sad truth is that they’re taking Reading Rainbow away from the children forever, which means it’s only a matter of time before the kids stop reading entirely and turn into violent video game-playing, Twinkie-eating, morbidly obese fighting machines that will eat older generations alive as soon as they’re old enough to buy firearms.
And now, some more hopeful news and opinions.
In San Luis Obispo, Jacket Copy reports that people are reading in public!
A fascinating article at Wired about “the new literacy.” “I think we’re in the midst of a literacy revolution the likes of which we haven’t seen since Greek civilization.” (via Bookninja)