Before 1994, with few media to choose from, most of us had a repertoire that included a bit of everything. Today people are abandoning entire categories. I know perfectly intelligent people who never listen to the radio, who never read newspapers or who only use a TV only for DVDs or games. Jacoby quotes a high-school student, Hunter Gaudet, who refuses to read books, finding that Ã¢â‚¬Ëœonline just gives you what you need, nothing more or lessÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ while print contains a lot of superfluous crap. Having just filleted todayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Sunday Times, including binning this yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 400th article on ecological tree houses, I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t really argue with him.
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