“Think about your favorite book, newspaper article, or any writing that really stands out to you. What is it that you remember? It’s probably not a bunch of symbols on page or the smell and texture of the paper and ink. What you likely remember are images that are precious to you, the feeling and mood that is in your mind alone. How did that get there?
The internet has produced, if nothing else, a lot of writing. Every blog, tweet, or webpage is nothing more than an attempt to communicate using written language. The best writing, however, has a deeper understanding of its reader – an appreciation of the process of reading and how symbols on a page are turned into language and then into images.
It’s basically the same as writing, which is to say that reading is writing and writing is reading.”