The arrival of cable and satellite television has given birth to a generation of couch potatoes. Gone are the days when youngsters read books. They find it so much easier to just watch TV or go on line to surf the Net. In the process, generation after generation of children has got out of the reading habit.
There was a time when students referred to reference books to augment their studies. But now, they simply go on the Internet and download and print out information. The concept of taking notes is now obsolete. As a result, they also lack the ability to write well.