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    Wednesday, May 21, 2008

    Do you read?

    Today L. Gordon Crovitz, in his article, "The Digital Future of Books," for the Wall Street Journal, said,

    "The not-so-positive case is that, at least so far, we're not giving up on books for the same words on screens – we're giving up on words. Pick your data point: A recent National Endowment for the Arts report, "To Read or Not to Read," found that 15- to 24-year-olds spend an average of seven minutes reading on weekdays; people between 35 and 44 spend 12 minutes; and people 65 and older spend close to an hour." (emphasis added)


    They obviously didn't poll medical students. Right now I average 14 or 15 hours reading a day. I average 5 minutes of seeing my son (while he's awake) and 30 minutes of meaningful conversation with my wife (while she's awake).

    How much do you read?

    1 comment:

    Susan said...

    One of the ways to get imformation or knowledge is reading.I'm so surprised to read the report that 15 to 24 year-olds just spend only 5 or 7 minutes reading on weekdays. As I know, almost Vietnamese teenagers aren't interested in reading books. why do you just spend 5 minutes seeing your son? ^^