Conversation Starter ...

From the cover of the this months Futurist, this looks like an issue worth picking up ...
"The End of the Written Word?

People in the developed world are spending less time reading books and more time interacting with visual mediatelevision, Podcasts and video gamesthan ever before. According to the National Assessment of Education, the proportion of 17-year-olds who read for enjoyment "almost every day" fell from 31% to 22% between the years 1984 and 2004. Meanwhile, television watching continues to rise about 3% year after year, and almost 87% of kids aged 8 to 17 now have a video game player in their home.

What do these evolving trends mean for the future? In this special section, Mind Set! author John Naisbitt, along with Michael Rogers, William Crossman, Edward N. Luttwak, Joe Lambert, Peter Wagschal, and Christine Rosen, explore what our emerging visual culture means for the written word and the future of civilization."

Looks like a great resource to share with colleages and staff to start a conversation.

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