I'm an educational snob. I think we as a culture need to be as educated as possible. So it pains me to say this, but i think this reading thing is getting out of control in the city of chicago. in fact, its becoming a public safety hazard.
over the past few weeks, i have seen people walking around town reading and running into people. it is worse than cell phone. with a cell phone, people can generally walk and talk without hurting others. people on their ipods can do the same. maybe if books on tape become more popular, then chicago would be a safer city.