Frankly one of the finest and clear sighted (not to mention fantastically brief) discussion of the current state of writing:
With the rise of the web, writing has met its photography. By that I mean, writing has encountered a situation similar to what happened to painting upon the invention of photography, a technology so much better at doing what the art form had been trying to do, that in order to survive, the field had to alter its course radically. If photography was striving for sharp focus, painting was forced to go soft, hence Impressionism. Faced with an unprecedented amount of digital available text, writing needs to redefine itself in order to adapt to the new environment of textual abundance.
The End of Dewey in some libraries
Here (NYT read it before it goes behind the wall!)
Wow I was tired when I posted this