The Book (in Print) isn’t going Anywhere

This is not the usual type of post I make to this group. Usually I report on the latest and greatest digital or online educational technologies. This post is a salute to an ancient and still extremely educational technology – the printed book. Don’t worryl; they aren’t becoming obsolete. People of all ages still prefer print books. I have thirty bookcases in my house, and most of them are filled with books. Currently, I am reading three printed books and six e-books. The only reason I started reading e-books was because I was running out of space in my house for bookcases. Long the print book.


Review of Steve Johnson’s Wonderland

Another interesting book review by Dr. Joshua Kim. I have not read this book yet, but I have read several books about the value of play and gamification in learning; I put it on my list of books to read. You can read more about this book on the website:

Pew Report on Book Readers for 2016

In 2016 the average (mean) American read 12 books, according to the Pew Report. The median average was only 4 books though. The mean for college graduates was 17 books. 28% of respondents read at least one eBook. I have been a compulsive reader since I was about ten years old. One year during the 1970s I read 200 books, but most of them were short. I always read between 40 and 50 books a year, averaging over 350 pages per book. This year, if I stay on my current pace, I will read at least 50 books.