Postliteracy

“Post-literate society” is not a new term, but here is an article that takes a more accepting stance. Note thesource, though!
What is the worth of words? – The Practical Futurist – MSNBC.com
excerpt:
“December 25, 2025 — Educational doomsayers are again up in arms at a new adult literacy study showing that less than 5 percent of college graduates can read a complex book and extrapolate from it.
The obsessive measurement of long-form literacy is once more being used to flail an education trend that is in fact going in just the right direction. Today’s young people are not able to read and understand long stretches of text simply because in most cases they won’t ever need to do so. ”

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