The iPad Is Dead. Long Live the iPad.
A smartphone will not make us smart. Its intrinsic mobility means that it can never really hold our full attention. We don't read stories anymore. Instead we flit between fragments. Never lingering. Constantly moving.
Like printed pocketbooks, smartphone reading is essentially a narrative subdivided into easily referenceable, bitesize chunks. Poetry and psalms replaced by Twitter and Facebook. The difference being that now the content is dynamic. Equally as accessible. Constantly updating. Addictive.