I tried to read this book once…
Just to be provocative in my opener here, I want to share with you a little news about our robot overlords: they test better at reading comprehension than us humans.
Is it any surprise that a quick search for “tl;dr cat” turns up multiple adorbs? Like this:
Welp. I knew when I did it that there’d come a day when I was like, nope. Not gonna be able to do my homework. Gonna have to come up with some lame excuse that is going to totally damage my credibility. When I said I’d be doing this blog assignment along with the students in Writing for the Web, it was to keep me honest and now, here it is, only the 2nd blog post of the semester due and I am bailing. Lame. So lame.
…so much information.*
“Is this the new normal we want” (Naomi Baron, Words Onscreen, 235)
Let me start with a personal aside…
Newspaper cat realization #30,566:
Words on a page. How can I play with those?
What is that French saying?
Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.
Yep. There’s nothing new under the sun. Lather, rinse, repeat. All of this has happened before and it will all happen again…
Okay, my response to reading (re-reading, actually) the first couple of chapters of Naomi Baron’s Words Onscreen: The Fate of Reading in a Digital World is as follows:
Steve Jobs was a jerk.