With the emergence of the Screenager a new trend has arisen, one that may give us hope about where the future is headed. Rather than bury their heads in phones and tablets all day, it appears young people are rediscovering the lost art of reading things called ‘books’.
A new study out of Australia’s leading think tank – DrunkenSober Community College – suggests that young people are putting down their phones in record numbers and are instead picking up books. Associate Professor Maffew Sheargold is the man behind this amazing discovery.
“Me car broke down so I was on the bus the other day and I saw this teenage girl reading a book. From that I was able to deduce that there is a massive increase in young people reading books, or as the Ancient Egyptians called them – ‘Learning Rectangles’,” said A.P. Maffew.
Far be for us to challenge his methodology, it’s safe to say that anyone named Associate Professor must be right and that we can rest assured that more and more young people are reading books. We were able to catch up with the young person in question who had this to say:
“These books are even better than ‘Facebook’,” said average 15-year-old, Sarah Screenstarer.
Hopefully this trend will continue and young people will also rediscover the lost art of writing words and phrases out in full. One can only hope.