Rebecca Blood points out that society has moved from a being an oral society to being a literate one in the (comparatively) recent time. She also suggests that we are now moving towards post-literacy.
This is resulting in Acquired Attention Deficit Disorder. I know exactly what she's talking about here...
The Internet, we all know, is flooding us with information. Rebecca points out that this isn't all bad, but that it's giving us problems with focus.
(Post-literate doesn't mean that we can't or won't read, BTW. Read the article.)
(Also BTW - is Rebecca Blood a real name? It's too good to be true for a goth to be born with 'Blood' for a surname.)Posted to The Internet by Simon Brunning at July 22, 2003 04:49 PM