Storytelling in the era of postliterate publishing

The future of literate storytelling looks bleak to the NY Times:

Magazines Push Images Over Words . As more magazines default to a visual rather than literary palette, the 4,000-word article has become a relic. By David Carr. [ New York Times: Business ]

From the story:

The assumption is that readers raised on a media diet in which they are presented with a new image every few tenths of a second are not about to wait 3,400 words for the upshot. The glossy publishing industry will continue to serve as the back fence for mass culture. But in these days of postliterate publishing, few in the neighborhood seem to have time to stop and tell stories.

Funny. The future of literate storytelling has never looked brighter to me. I can't say the same for the future of the glossy publishing industry, though.

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