Is this a question of concern to you? It is to the writer of this New York Times article, called Finding Your Book Interrupted ... By the Tablet You Read It On.
I may be alone in this, but somehow I'm afraid that if enough of us fall change our habits, our attention span might be cut down not only for reading a book--but also for reading each other's lips. Another words, listening. And then, the world we live in could easily become the new Babylon, where the less we listen, the more weird is what we hear, and every word separates itself from our language, till all we can do is just turn to our tablets and click ourselves away.
Ink-on-paper painting called Babylon, with the words 'Word' and 'Language' appearing in different tongues