It’s 2020 Do New Yorker’s Even Own Books Anymore?
I used some of my downtime over the holidays to get back into something I really enjoy...reading. I got through three books, one was an audiobook that I listened to while walking, one was a hardcover that I just bought, and one was on my kindle app.
People have been saying for the past 10 years that books are going to be replaced by the Kindle . . . and it looks like they were right.
According to a study, 10% of people say they don't own a SINGLE book. And for people under 24, that jumps up to 20%.
So what do we own?
Gadgets, and lots of 'em. The average person has more than eight things linked to the Internet . . . including computers, phones, tablets, video game consoles, and everything else.
And in homes with kids, there are multiple, upwards of 10 devices linked to the Internet.
The study also found one out of three parents sometimes discipline their kids by cutting off their access to the Internet.