On a related note (it is Dickens’ birthday today) » Are we too stupid to read Dickens?

We’re familiar with the argument: the modern age is bankrupting our attention spans, we are all technology-addled morons clicking semi-consciously between browser screens, unable to complete the simplest of tasks: mesmerised, drooling, catatonic simpletons…

The answer is NO, of course, so says David Foster Wallace…

[click the link to find out exactly what DFW has to say]

via “Are we too stupid to read Dickens?” Melville House Books

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