Study: Rumors of Written-Word Death Greatly Exaggerated | Wired (still a key format)

A large-scale study by the University of California at San Diego and other research universities revealed what some of us have long suspected: We’re reading far more words than we used to as we adopt new technologies.

“Reading, which was in decline due to the growth of television, tripled from 1980 to 2008, because it is the overwhelmingly preferred way to receive words on the Internet,” found a study (summary | pdf) published this month by Roger E. Bohn and James E. Short.