Björn Schießle friendica (via ActivityPub)

Thoughts about reading

When I was a child I got interested in reading, books, politics, science and the world because all this topics where present in my home. Every morning a newspaper arrived at our home and was lying on the table, accessible for everyone. Every month additional magazines my parents subscribed to arrived and if I walked into the home office of my parents I found shelves of books about various topics.

This way I started to read the newspaper, the magazines got interested in various topics and started to read books.

I wonder if we lose these natural way of discovering all this stuff these days? My daily newspaper is a online subscription I read on my smartphone or tablet, same is true for the magazines I subscribed to. Regarding books, more and more books are ebooks which only exists in my ebook reader or as ebub file in a folder of my computer.

They are hardly visible to everyone beside myself. Regarding the books I have to admit that even for me it is hard to keep an overview what exists in my ebook library and it is way harder to discover stuff than standing in front of a shelf, grab one book, open a few random pages, read a few sentences, grab the next one, etc...

I wonder what this means for our children? How will they discover all the stuff and get interested in news, science, the world and reading in general? Do you already have experience in this regard? How to you make your newspapers, magazines and ebooks accessible and visible to your family?

#reading #ebooks #family #kids #knowledge #newspaper
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Marco R. friendica
Ebooks Werke barely growing (at least until 2020: I don't know about the other stuff, but most of the things you describe is a dystopy in our tech bubble, IMHO.
spooky ratbot mastodon (AP)
I can barely read books anymore and all the ones I have have been ebooks because of objectively better accessibility making a lower bar of entry so