via The Bismarck Tribune:
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There’s an interesting article in the current issue of New Scientist about the impact of digital technology on the way we read and write in the 21st century (http://bit.ly/10FgQJ0).
In essence, the article suggests we’re not comprehending much of what we read or write, in part because we have too many visual distractions offered by digital devices in their efforts to help enhance and extend what we’re reading and writing.
In other words, the digital world today is more about reach and less about substance.
It’s more about volumes of data and less about nuggets of knowledge.
It’s more about aggregating and less about synthesizing.
It’s about the triumph of quantity over quality.
This ties in with something I’ve written about often in this column.
I love the digital revolution. I like the fact that the Internet has given me access to multimedia materials that, even a decade ago, were beyond my reach.