IT’S A BIG WORLD
Perhaps I’m one of the few who have read all the Norwegian issues of Reader’s Digest since it started in 1947. The magazines were on the bookshelf at home, and I learned to read at an early age. The material is educational and easy-to-read, and the language has been nearly flawless. Content and technical quality have varied, but it has good public information. Occasionally, I take out an old issue to read again. The funniest articles are the many futuristic visionaries—an optimistic belief in the future always influences the magazine. Even the ads can be nice to look at, although in the early years they must have been meant for an American middle class. Typewriters, flights and such did not have the slightest interest for the average Norwegian then. But it gave a glimpse of the big world.