Readin’ Ain’t What it Used to Be



Kudos to cartoonists Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman for capturing the demise of reading better than a stack of volumes by contemporary professors and a heap of studies by the National Endowment for the Arts. [Click on the cartoon for a full size version of the Zits cartoon]

Unfortunately, the “experts” respond to this problem by recommending dousing the younger generation with Ritalin….


2 Responses to Readin’ Ain’t What it Used to Be

  1. Dirk W. Sabin January 19, 2009 at 1:56 pm #

    Give the slackers this day, their daily snark. Not only is a kind of check the boxes brevity required, when the new illiterate actually do engage, it is generally to torch somebody with a snappy comment in order to “agritate” them so the Cliff notes Enforcement Brigade can then watch the

    Kids these days….did I say that? Where’s my fiber?

  2. Jim January 19, 2009 at 10:52 pm #

    Sad thing is that the “after” cartoon also illustrates how some writers these days compose their masterpieces.