On the downtown-bound 24 bus, 7:15 am, out of 21 people there were
6 people reading books
5 people reading newspapers
1 person reading a magazine
1 person listening to an mp3 player
1 person talking on a cell phone (also one of the book readers
A big day for newsprint.
On the northbound light rail out of Franklin Ave. this morning, in the front half of the second car, I counted:
5 people reading a newspaper
4 people reading books
Newspapers had a very good day. But before I could count the cell phone talkers and mp3 listeners, I saw:
1 person knitting.
It was my friend Karen, standing in the aisle, needles in hand. I clearly need to add another category to these occasional censuses.
On the 7:27 am northbound light rail out of Lake St. today, I counted who was doing what in my half of car #2. Out of 30 people, there were:
4 on their cellphones
1 reading a newspaper
2 listening to iPods or other music players
4 reading books
18 still waking up.
1 guy counting who was doing what.
The death of the book was still not in evidence. Newspapers, though, were looking unloved.