The Great Reading Debate Goes On

David Brooks packs a truckload of thought on reading and learning in his recent op-ed titled “The Medium is the Medium” at
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/09/opinion/09brooks.htm.

Brooks reminds the print vs. digital reading debate of the notion that the literary world is a “hierarchical universe” with “classic works of literature at the top and beach reading at the bottom.”  He makes the point that digital writing doesn’t have the same hierarchical context as a book.  The result is in the lesson learned, or not.

I wonder how many primarily digital readers of this article got the allusion in the article title to that fusty old communications prophet Marshall McLuhan.

Tim Wojcik
Librarian, Our Lady of Mercy High School – Fayetteville

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Posted on July 20, 2010, in Communications, Debate, Information Literacy, Reading, Reflection, Technology and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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