Tuesday, February 22, 2011
report from the field
It's possible that the rest of the millennials here are reading on their Android phones, but it looks more like they're texting.
What's going on here? Every time I go outside of my house and see what's going on in the real world, I see far fewer Kindles than I see when I'm hunkered down in my house reading the online media about media. It's not that this patch of world is deficient in young digital natives, there are both a major university campus and a community college within walking distance. There are plenty of young people in the coffee shop, they just seem to use books as their content delivery mechanism.
Oh brave new world that has such creatures in it...
Edited to add: A millennial boy with a Kindle came in and started reading shortlly before I left the coffee shop but after I posted this entry. So the count now includes 1 Kindle. Still tied with iPad and behind "book".
Posted by Janet Egan at 4:59 PM