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 â€˜online just gives you what you need, nothing more or lessâ€™ while print contains a lot of superfluous crap. Having just filleted todayâ€™s Sunday Times, including binning this yearâ€™s 400th article on ecological tree houses, I canâ€™t really argue with him.