Sunday, March 21, 2010

Essential reading on impact of Web and media shift on thinking, socializing, publishing

From today's NYT:
Instead of reading an entire news article, watching an entire television show or listening to an entire speech, growing numbers of people are happy to jump to the summary, the video clip, the sound bite — never mind if context and nuance are lost in the process; never mind if it’s our emotions, more than our sense of reason, that are engaged; never mind if statements haven’t been properly vetted and sourced.
A lot more goodies where this came from. This may be one of the most important topics and issues of our era.