Takeaway: Technology has indeed become miraculous and immediately available. Maybe that’s why so many of us are losing some important skills–like reading comprehension.
It’s something the editors here at TechRepublic witness on a daily basis. It’s why, with a blog titled “Ten free iPhone apps,” you’ll inevitably get someone posting in the discussion “How come you didn’t list any Android apps?” Well, that would be in a blog called “Ten free ANDROID apps,” now wouldn’t it?
And I don’t know why, but the people less likely to comprehend words in a blog are the ones most likely to attack it. People seem to be chomping at the bit to find something to disagree with so they don’t bother with any perspective given by an article introduction. They read the title of the blog (that’s if we’re lucky–sometimes they just tee off from a discussion comment without bothering to read anything in the original source), then skip over the first paragraph that states that it is the personal opinion of the author only, and go ballistic over a few phrases they’ve chosen at random.
What’s your opinion? Do we have collective Attention Deficit Disorder?
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