'A little literacy' can lead to dangerous false conclusions
A little literacy is definitely better than no literacy, but a little literacy may also have some dangerous aspects if it leads to false conclusions. Literacy has much to do with our culture and what we value in life. There is technology literacy, computer literacy, survival literacy, job literacy, professional literacy, fine arts literacy, academic literacy, classical literacy, etc. Literacy means we are able to read and write to a competent level on a given subject, which includes both knowledge and considerable thinking on that subject.