Conventional wisdom holds that YouTube, videogames, cable TV and
iPods have turned us away from the written word. Glowing streams of
visual delights replaced paper and longhand letters shrank to
bite-sized Facebook status updates, the theory held.
Conventional wisdom, in this case, is wrong.
A large-scale study by the University of California at San Diego and
other research universities revealed what some of us have long
suspected: We’re reading far more words than we used to as we adopt new