Books Still Make Us Smarter


Recent University of Tennessee research showed that books still increase the reading scores of under-privileged youths. The Internet, other research shows, does not. If you want to be smart in an intellectual sense, read this NYT column but then drop your computer and pick up a book.

At least that is what the columnist believes you should do, what do you think? Is the Internet really so bad for the intellect? Suspicion.

Zach Koehn is a student in the bay area studying Eastern and Western Philosophy as well as poetry and prose literature. When not studying, he reads for fun and draws bad charcoal drawings and drives up and down highway one and the one'o'one. He hopes one day to find inspiration in everything, and realizes such an earnest statement to be cliche but he'll just keep driving anyway. More from this author →