Friday, February 5, 2010

"That pregnant, mental pause of reading has come under threat like never before...."

Tell me about it, Alan Bisset. And bloggers and Twitterers and Facebookers are just too busy writing to read. In an article in Seed magazine, Denis Pelli and Charles Bigelow trace the explosive rate of authorship over the years, from 1400 to 2013 - when  Twitter will have turned us all into published (defined as having a readership of 100) writers. As readers, we consume. As authors, we create. Our society is changing from consumers to creators. That has a nice ring to it, but if the creating comes at the expense of consuming  - and talking/writing comes at the expense of listening/reading, then perhaps not. (Pelli/Bigelow reference from 3:17 a.m)

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