“We are reading more text, writing far more often, than we were in the heyday of television.”
from Steven Johnson, Yes, People Still Read , But Now Its Social”, NY Times. Johnson’s earlier book “Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software” was superb and I highly recommended reading it to understand emergent theory and its relation to church planting.
I have also discussed Johnson’s other book, Everything Bad is Good For You: How Today’s Popular Culture is Actually Making Us Smarter” (blogged here) in relation to Generation Text and how the next generation actually think differently. My post was called Reclusing Ourselves to Death. Just in case you need some Sunday afternoon reading.