Clive Thompson berichtet bei Wire über die Stanford Study of Writing und stellt fest, dass die jungen Generationen heute mehr schreiben, als irgendeine Generation zuvor. Due to the Internet versteht sich.
„I think we’re in the midst of a literacy revolution the likes of which we haven’t seen since Greek civilization,“ she says. For Lunsford, technology isn’t killing our ability to write. It’s reviving it—and pushing our literacy in bold new directions.
It’s almost hard to remember how big a paradigm shift this is. Before the Internet came along, most Americans never wrote anything, ever, that wasn’t a school assignment. Unless they got a job that required producing text (like in law, advertising, or media), they’d leave school and virtually never construct a paragraph again.