An average US citizen on an average day, it says, consumes 100,500 words, whether that be email, messages on social networks, searching websites or anywhere else digitally.
And as the university says we sleep for seven hours a day, in practice that means that three quarters of waking time is spent receiving information, the majority of which is electronic.
It is interesting to argue about the decreasing literacy and book reading among certain groups in the light of this. An average book page has about 500 words…
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