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The Death of Literacy as we know it [Aug. 6th, 2008|02:10 pm]
Nikola Tesla
The summer returns to this land. The blazing heat of the sun that humanity has yet to conquer. Finally my typist's school is finished allowing me to write. I plan to write weekly if not daily for the sake of those reading it. 

Case in point, my typist was out buying groceries. I accompanied her as usual, it's unfit for a lady to out on er own. Especially with the riff raff that openly walks the streets in this day and age.  On her way to the store she happened to read over the shoulder of the woman next to her who was reading the newspaper. The lady noticed her and my typist apologized for reading over her shoulder.

"Oh, it's alright." The lady said, "I don't read." 

Don't read? Don't read what? The newspaper?

As my typist explained to me later it seems that literature has fallen  out of style. People prefer to watch things.

"Things?" I inquired.

"Well, yeah." She replied, "It's not really entertainment, I mean everyone admits that it's trash,  so it's 'things.'"

"But reading is fundamental." I explained.

"Yes," She agreed, "But it's not fun."  What is that some kind of pun? 

Apparently no but she found in amusing all the same.  People of the free world, I emplore you to read! For the millions *cough*my mother*cough* who will never have that glorious opportunity.

I need a bagel.

[User Picture]From: jean_moulin
2008-11-16 04:58 am (UTC)
Don't even ask what passes for art work nowadays.

(Oh dear, mon ami. We aren't becoming... cranky, are we?)
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