In A Hurry Choosing Not To Read
Posted on 14 May 2001
by Ben Henick (persist1)
Rated 3.72 (Ratings: 4)
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While obviously aimed at an audience that reads for pleasure, this article, titled "The No-Book Report: Skim It and Weep" and published on 13 May 2001 by the Washington Post, holds implications for any Web developer or content specialist.
Amongst quotes from people who point out that they read as little as possible, the article provides others that frag all of the usual suspects, especially computers and television, without discussing solutions or the "future" of aliteracy in any fashion that can be put to any use by Web developers.
Despite the light coverage, it's definitely worth it to read this article before it goes into the pay-only archive.