People still read. Some people maybe read more. People who used to just stare ahead, phased-out, now look at their phone. For a guy who used to sit in bars too often stuck too often with watching whatever game was on the big screen in front of me, the phone would certainly have offered a stimulating alternative like reading a digital newspaper. The people who weren’t taught to read well in school are likely not reading much at all on their phone. They watch TV shows on it, play candy-colored games, stare at music videos. They’re stuck with that. Life has few options that way. Ten years, by law, in school should have seen to it that they could read well enough to have more.