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Americans Are Reading

January 29th, 2009 by Noam Berg

The NEA published a study this month (PDF file here) showing that reading rates in America are going up, for the first time in 25 years. The last two studies they did, in 2004 and 2007, were very pessimistic documents which reported a steady decline in reading. This time around, it seems they’ve takin online reading into account, surely something that’s gonna change the stats. Also, they’re mainly concerned with literary reading. Lots of other reading is going on. News, non-fiction, correspondence, blogs…the definition of reading, its domain if you will, is evolving.

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Noam Berg is a graduate Student in the Design and Technology MFA program at Parsons School for Design in New York City. He is also the (debatably) creative force behind Exfish Studio. Noam is obsessed with old vacuum tubes, type design, computers, guitars and comic books. Noam likes Thai sweet chili sauce, hats, suits & ties, Wacom tablets, Japanese green tea (with the toasted rice), nerdy science girls, many varieties of music, SLR cameras, AnarchoJudaism, lithography and pocket watches. Noam's not a big fan of cell phones, the cool kids, ugly and over-used fonts (you know who you are!) and talking about himself in the third person. Seriously, this is really weird. I'm gonna stop doing it now.