Thursday, 7 February 2008
An interesting article here arguing the case for literacy, good reading habits etcetera among the so-called "Google generation". I certainly share the correspondent's obvious enthusiasm for the new wave of 2.0-era blogging and so forth, though plainly there is still an awful lot to be said (and written) for the humble printed page. Previous things I'd linked to by figures as diverse as the designer Raf Simons and the author David Peace had discussed the subject too. I would suggest Dennis Cooper's blog project as something that shows a way forward to incorporate material across media while still keeping what you might call literary integrity.