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In Clive Thompson's Public Thinking chapter in his book, "Smarter Than You Think">, he makes a point that really stood out to me. He says "Literacy in North America has historically been focused on reading, not writing; consumption, not production." This is something that I have never stopped to think about. One of the biggest parts of American culture is the consumer mentality that so many people have.