A professor at Stanford is actually studying literacy. Her conclusions run against the standard dogma of the detrimental effects of the Internets. This is a fascinating interpretation of the data at hand. I’m just including the summary sentence below, because each paragraph in the original article contains a new and interesting idea. Give it a read.
“I think we’re in the midst of a literacy revolution the likes of which we haven’t seen since Greek civilization,” she says. For Lunsford, technology isn’t killing our ability to write. It’s reviving it—and pushing our literacy in bold new directions.