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Accidental Readers, Connected Learners, Curators

I made a couple of short car journeys last weekend. Long enough, though, to catch some delightful snippets from ABC Radio National. On Saturday I listened to Geraldine Doog's conversation with Hugh Mackay on Digital Tribes. They were discussing the place of reading newspapers in our everyday life and the changes that are occurring in our lifestyles. Is the switch to a more visual medium just an aesthetic shift or is it part of a broader trend of simplifying our knowledge base? And how do these differences feed into the broader debate about politics, democracy, and generational wisdom? A podcast of the conversation can...