Sunday, February 13, 2011

Book Review - 'Virtually You' and 'Reality Is Broken' - NYTimes.com

Lead paragraph from a review of two polarized books

Humanity is migrating to cyberspace. In the past five years, Americans have doubled the hours they spend online, exceeding their television time and more than tripling the time they spend reading newspapers or magazines. Most now play computer or video games regularly, about 13 hours a week on average. By age 21, the average young American has spent at least three times as many hours playing virtual games as reading. It took humankind eight years to spend 100 million hours building Wikipedia. We now spend at least 200 million hours a week playing World of Warcraft.

Book Review - 'Virtually You' and 'Reality Is Broken' - NYTimes.com

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