In response to a post by Greg Sterling about teens reading more books, I left this comment:
Before the web, you sat in front the TV and passively consumed media.
In the Internet era, one must be literate, even if your communication consists largely of “brb” and “ltr,” etc.
The web demands more reading.
It demands, like a good book, more active participation.
While this report is surprising, I think it’s understandable.
And I’ll add, once you discover the joys of reading and writing, it’s hard to stop.