December 18, 2017

Quotes on screen reading

What writers and others say

Quotes on screen reading

“Lovers of print are simply confusing the plate for the food.”
— Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

“WEB RAGE: When Net frustration turns into violence. Most harmless form: A computer monitor gets whacked. Most serious: A cubicle mate gets whacked.”
— BuzzWhack

“Screens. Yes, they have their own magic. But people stare at them all day long at work. Kids now do the same at school. And everybody stares at them at home.
“As this becomes the norm, screens may become the last thing anyone will treasure. Ubiquity destroys intensity.
“Let’s try this: I’ll send your assistant Trudy a bouquet of roses. You send her a bouquet of emoticons. Let me know which one she likes the best.”
— Brian Collins, executive creative director,
Brand Integration Group, Ogilvy & Mather, in Fast Company

“People still read, and they will read deeply into a story, if the content interests them. For years, I have said that the ‘Harry Potter phenomenon’ is testimony to the fact that one will read a good story. The average Harry Potter installment is nearly 600 pages, and 14-year-olds worldwide devour it in days.”
— Mario Garcia, CEO and founder of Garcia Media,
and a member of Poynter’s National Advisory Board

“I’ve had people come to our clinic saying they were going to quit their jobs because they couldn’t take [reading on the screen].”
—David Grisham, optometry professor at the University of California

Quotes on screen reading

“With print, at least they have to pick it up to throw it away.”
— Pat Jones, senior administrator,
employee communications, TDS Telecom

Quotes on screen reading

“It changes your body, using the computer so much. Your jaw drops into your shoulder. It shortens your calf muscles and elongates your thighs. So I’m evolving into a monkey.”
— Olivia Munn, author of Suck It, Wonder Woman! The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek

“Despite the embrace of e-books in certain contexts, they remain controversial. Many people just don’t like them: They run out of battery, they hurt your eyes, they don’t work in the bath.”
— Alice Robb, New Republic media reporter

Quotes on screen reading

“I don’t know how to read any more. I can only read 20 or 30 words at a time before taking out my iPhone and caressing it and snuggling with it.”
— Gary Shteyngart, author, Super Sad True Love Story
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