I wouldn't say that reading and writing are dying, but I would say that they are evolving (possibly in a bad direction). For example, HubPages is a place where people can write without needing to be an author or a journalist. So the pool for writers and readers has grown on the internet, but the downside is that standards for spelling and grammar have been declining significantly. It's kind of like how e-books made it easier to self publish. Just because more people are writing and reading, doesn't mean they're furthering knowledge and language. Similarly, because of SEO, useful knowledge is less about good articles and more about what pushes all the right buttons in a formula that isn't human. So there is definitely a struggle right now between the reputable sources of the past and the overpopulated (and questionable) sources of the present/future. If higher standards can be applied to online writing, I think it will help a lot. Though we all complained about the changes hubpages made in the past to keep up with Google's search parameters, I feel that the changes they made have moved all of us towards writing higher quality articles.