If an optimum reading experience were the priority, how different would Facebook feel? Curiously, it would probably feel like a book. link
Yes. Because a printed, paper book is the optimum reading experience. A screen is not. Neither is a SnapFaceInstaTwit.
For anyone who wants to write a book, however, the internet is probably the greatest enemy to attention and concentrated thought, both for the writer and potential readers. It works in partnership with the mind – trained during years of internet use – not be able to concentrate on any one thing for more than 90 seconds. link
Also. Yes. Hence the existence of facebook quitters, the need for tools like selfcontrol and a degree of digital un-learning – often when I read a book, I look up at the right hand corner, trying to find the time… Nuts.
Which is, tangentially, why I’m thinking of going the route of an old friend for my next, but one, book.
Sketch by me.