What if it just adds to our ADD? Alan Jacobs explores:
Think of it this way: Suppose you bring one book along with you on a trip. Suppose you start it and it’s not really doing much for you you’re having trouble getting into the mood of it, the swing of it. If you have it on a Kindle, you’re almost certain to give up and turn to one of the dozens of other books you have available. But if it’s the only book you’ve got, you’re more likely to stick with it. And if it’s a good book if it’s a book that holds real pleasure or instruction for the persistent and non-distracted reader then later on you’ll be glad that you read it. You’ll be glad that you didn’t have something else to read on that trip. You’ll be glad that you had a book instead of a Kindle.
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