Monday, June 04, 2012
People get nostalgic. (When I was a kid you couldn't just order any old thing on the internet, you had to find it in a store near you!) And often they feel certain that things have gotten worse (more people die nowadays than say that other time period*) or harder or more terrible except for those time they are getting nostalgic about how today's kids are lazy and don't know how good they have it.
But, as this post over at The Atlantic points out, reading has actually gone up in the last few decades, rather than the reverse. So, while I still worry sometimes about those 53% of people who didn't read at all last year (surely they can't all be babies), this progress is impressive.
*This is a totally untrue fact.