This quote by Marshall McLuhan ties in nicely with these images:
"Innumerable confusions and a feeling of despair invariably emerge in periods of great technological transition"
The technology of TV had a profound effect on literacy; our brains were changing as a result. The dominance of print was being overshadowed by TV, but both technologies had an effect on how we think, and literacy remains essential in order to function in our world. I had fallen through the cracks of the educational system, so the fear at that time in my life was; what's in store for my children? McLuhan observed that every time a new technology emerges, the ground changes, and the more we are inundated with new technology the more we have to adapt. The next generation is growing up in a digital world that requires a new kind of literacy, but hopefully we learn how to communicate effectively with all the new technology we have today.