Writing Without Reading (Video)

I've been thinking a lot about the rate of production versus the rate of consumption in our society when it comes to the written word. Events such as National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and phenomena like Web 2.0, as well as the ever-increasing number of MFA programs in this country, have me more than a little concerned. People produce and produce and produce nowadays, but do we ever really consume the work of others? I mean really consume it.