Thursday, September 11, 2008
Worked on a very timely piece on how kids are not reading books anymore but now do it all on computers. This, just one week after I caved in and bought the family a Wii. I'm still a bit of a purist in that I like to hold a physical book, newspaper, CD as opposed to staring at it on a monitor. As a parent of 3 very techno literate kids, this is one fight I will undoubtedly lose. So, I'm trying to look at the bright side, publishers are creating online books that are part game, part reading that is completely interactive. It seems a good fit for today's children because they come out of the womb multi-taskers and can easily handle 3-4-5-10 things at once. I do still insist on walks in the woods or desert with no electronics.