- Fri, Jul 16, 2010
I recently read an interesting article by David Brooks, at The New York Times website. (Click here for the whole article.) What follows is an excerpt:
The Internet-versus-books debate is conducted on the supposition that the medium is the message. But sometimes the medium is just the medium. What matters is the way people think about themselves while engaged in the two activities. A person who becomes a citizen of the literary world enters a hierarchical universe. There are classic works of literature at the top and beach reading at the bottom.