In reading the "What is Media Literacy?" article, one thought kept popping up in my head: if we are all so literate in media now because we are constantly exposed to it in this new age of technology, are we illiterate in activities/other areas of society that people used to be exposed to more? In other words, there was a time when media literacy did not exist, or if it did, it was mainly focused on books and political culture. This means that people used to spend their time doing other things and being more literate, or advanced, in those things. Does that mean that we are now too engrossed in popular media to be literate in old-fashioned activities? This question may have an obvious answer, but it is still puzzling me a bit.