Go to any restaurant, office, mall, airport, or other public space and chances are you’ll find most people are tethered to an electronic device, whether it’s a mobile phone, e-reader, handheld gaming device, iPad, or laptop. Maybe that’s even the case around your own kitchen table!
As a kid, I drew and doodled constantly. My high school notebooks were crammed with illustrations filling the margins and any blank spaces. As a graphic design major, I took a ton of drawing classes in college. Despite all of the warnings from my professors, after graduation I largely stopped drawing and sketching.
Twenty years ago, most people kept up with events by watching a 30-minute local news broadcast and a 30-minute national or international news broadcast on TV each evening. They might also skim a local or national newspaper—or hear a one-minute headline wrap-up on the radio—each morning.