Tomorrow is Sunday, which means it's time for another edition of the New York Times' odious "Styles" section, and, in turn, another fake trend story courtesy of the NYT's stable of lazy writers.
Let me tell you how this went down. The writer rode the subway and someone asked about his ebook reader. Then, he heard about two other people who were asked about their ebook readers on the train. Voila! An idea was hatched, a "story" was pitched, and another in a long line of New York Times Fake Trends was born!
Love the headline, too. Not "Ebooks Appear to Make Readers Less Isolated." Not "Ebooks Seem to Make Readers Less Isolated". Not "Some Anecdotal Evidence that Ebooks Make Readers Less Isolated." Just "Ebooks Make Readers Less Isolated".