Is internet addiction eradicating the habit of reading

Key takeaways

  • He suggests planning your internet visits as if you’d be going to the library, instead of mindlessly scrolling through whatever feed you see first. He was forced to do this growing up in a place where internet access was very spotty. I can really relate to this point and have experienced many times when I have opened up my phone or email inbox without understanding why I needed to do it.

He references In the day of the postman by several quotes.

Instead of the slow and deep thinker that reading requires, the constant use of the Internet could turn one into a quick responder, an attendant who receives information and instantly demands more. Reading requires a genuine interest, a commitment of energy and cognitive capacity into the text at hand.