> (See <http://slashdot.org> for evidence of rampant subliteracy. The
> level of literacy in the discussions differs among various news items.)

I beg to differ. I don't know how you read Slashdot, but reading the
comments only at the 5 points level I sometimes see pearls of wisdom or
writing style. I spend about an hour a week reading those.

... and I consider myself a fan of geography, a heavy reader, in love of
weird manuals ("The TeXbook" comes to mind), and most important of all,
heavily interested in modern typography...