I sat on a plane from Frankfurt to Shanghai. It was the long sleep time of the flight, the cabin was out of light, I crept up to the toilet. Seat far away from the toilet, I walked through a lot of seats, surprised to find that I also crossed a lot of rows ipad – do not sleep to play ipad, are basically Chinese people, and they are basically playing the game or see Movie, no one to read.
This scene has been in my mind. In fact, when the airport in Frankfurt, I noticed that most of the German passengers is a cup of coffee, a newspaper, a book, perhaps a kindle, a notebook, quietly read or work. Our passengers are also reading and working, but not too much – most people may be shopping in the shuttle, perhaps laughing and comparing prices.
China is a country with the longest tradition of reading the world, but now our people seem to be some impatience to sit down and read a book quietly. I once and a French friend in the Hongqiao railway station waiting, the first time to my friend suddenly asked me: “Why do my people are calling or playing mobile phone? No one reading!