Why Magazines Are Good To Read
I can’t argue with those who say that digital is in the process of replacing print, but to not be reading the leading publications, including print, after spending four or more years studying some discipline, cannot be a good thing.
Also, in support of magazines:
A) When you pay for something, you tend to treat it with more respect. A magazine that you paid for is less likely to be discarded than one website among millions in which you have nothing invested.
B) When I observe high school students on the internet in our school library – when they are not playing video games, watching YouTube videos, or shopping – they flit from site to site and page to page with the attention span of a gnat. When they don’t get immediate results, it’s on to the next page, and the margin of every page is filled with more exciting places to go.
The “in-depth” sites are not the ones where students are normally spending time.
It also seems that discussion or comment sties are regularly filled with snarky, profane, and single line replies; hardly the substance of serious dialogue.
– Roger Shaffer
3月 18, 2021