I disagree! thanks for exposing me to that perspective because it’s easy to forget. I am so much less capable of addressing that dynamic, though… I don’t think there is even remotely a chance of “going back…”
… but I do not think it is appropriate to continue “going forward” (more CPU cores in the cellular phone!!1) until we have taken whatever action is necessary to provide this huge number of non-reading people the most basic survivor tools required by the hell we have forced upon them.
and by “appropriate,” I just mean… I believe literacy is a human right.