Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Book's Demise Has Been Highly Exaggerated

It's about time someone put the myth to rest. For years now, all I've kept hearing is, "Kids don't read, anymore!" and "Nobody has time to read books!" The book is dead. The sky is falling! Yeah, right.

Well, I've never believed it. I've known children who've grown up reading books.

And I know adults who read or listen to audiobooks.

And just because books are being published (often self-published) digitally, instead using paper and ink, they are still books, nonetheless.

So, as this article in The Atlantic points out, the book is not dead. Not by a long shot.

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