Francis Bacon answered that question long ago:
“READING MAKETH A MAN FULL….”
and he went on to state:
“….AND WRITING AN EXACT MAN”
But you say but this is 2018. Do we really need to read and write when we have all these modern voice actuated devices that listen to us and respond to our every whim or notion? Devices that even vacuum the floor for us! With Alexa, Echo Dot, Google Home and Shark who needs to read anything?
Think for a moment where we were only a few years ago before we had “AI” and all the newfangled devices. We could actually COMMUNICATE intelligently with each other…and we could sometimes even actually understand one another.
The way we are going now as a society, with Alexa, spell checking and other means of letting “digits” communicate for us we may eventually decline to the point where we may only be able to communicate with others by
Every copy of Alpha-Phonics A Primer for Beginning Readers has carried the quote of Francis Bacon on the bottom of the Title Page since the book was first published in the late 1970’s. Hundreds of thousands of times thanks to Samuel Blumenfeld!.
PS: BACON also said (Among his many famous thoughts):
“Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not:
a sense of humor to console him for what he is”