More to Life than Books

Friday, July 16, 2004

New York Times readers this week were treated to a serialized printing of The Great Gatsby as a supplement in the paper. Critics who have bemoaned the downfall of pleasure reading in America were surely heartened by the newspaper's daily dose of literature. After all, we all know reading is sound mental hygiene and watching stuff, on big screens or small, is cerebral sloth. Don't we? Brooke gets a contrarian's view on the value of the printed word from new media visionary Douglas Rushkoff.

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