A story in the Los Angeles Times briefly ruminates on the disappearance of reading, a so-called “lost art”. We don’t seem to have the ability to enter the zone and concentrate on a book anymore, “a state [that] is increasingly elusive in our over-networked culture, in which every rumor and mundanity is blogged and tweeted.” Like others, he blames new technologies, but can’t escape the transcendent allure of reading regardless.
Or something like that. I couldn’t be bothered reading the end of the piece. Seriously. Who’s got time for that?
By way of some internet dudes (and dudettes) who still read, a.k.a. Arts and Letters Daily.