Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Skim Trend?

Writing in the First Things blog, Nathaniel Peters examines the question of whether the Internet is affecting not only what we think but how we think.

I purposely mix my Internet scans with slow reading. It all depends upon the material. Some writers can and should be read quickly. Dickens, Faulkner, and Shakespeare, however, have to be read slowly in order to be appreciated and, in Faulkner's case, to be understood; in fact, sitting on a front porch and sipping a cool drink might help with Faulkner.

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