DQ: Online, R U really reading?

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Throughout this article, it went back and forth about the opposing sides to this debate. For those who think the Internet and its reading habits are bad, and do not foster the kind of reading skills needed, I want to know why they have not looked more into the situations like that of the boy with dyslexia? I realize the article was written in 2008, so maybe there has been more research on it, but how was a boy who essentially could not read books or actively participate in class, able to fluently come up with information and piece it all together? Yes, it was not found through reading a large novel to access the information, but he read articles and was able to decipher between the good and the bad. Why should it matter the method he retrieved the information? If it works better for him and his learning style, shouldn't that be what is most important?

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