This Hilarious picture i saw on the internet really illustrates the impeding consequences of being over fascinated with technology to the detriment of reading. Imagine these gadget-ified kids poking at a book with a stick.
It reminds me of my visit to the Lagos NYSC orientation camp last Friday. I had gone on a business development tour (unto my book levelz) and stopped by the only book-seller on camp. He complained that patronage from corps members was terrible. A quick look around and i noticed that food vendors, recharge card vendors, battery rechargers and photographers were enjoying tremendous patronage.
Yes, in this iGeneration staring at pages of a hardcopy book can be boring and non-interactive, but reading one books a month is doable despite the hustle and bustle of everyday life. And please spare me the ebook and kindle story, not many people can read books on those mediums without constant distraction. So how many books have you read since January? Me na only 3 o!
“I’ve travelled the world twice over,
Met the famous; saints and sinners,
Poets and artists, kings and queens,
Old stars and hopeful beginners,
I’ve been where no-one’s been before,
Learned secrets from writers and cooks
All with one library ticket
To the wonderful world of books.”
— Janice James