I have forgotten how to read
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Online life makes us into a new kind of reader: Our attention fractures. Online reading is about clicks, and comments, and points.
The opposite of the traditional reading experience, with lineal structure, that demands our full attention.
We have become cynical readers – we read in the disjointed, goal-oriented way that online life encourages & we stop exercising our attention.
We read just as much if not more. We live in a text-gorged society in which the most fleeting thought is a thumb-dash away from posterity. It's how we read that changed.
A book is really just a reverse-engineered TED Talk. It's a platform that lets you do a speaking tour.
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