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Bauerlein, M. (2009). The dumbest generation: How the digital age stupefies young americans and jeopardizes our future: Or, don't trust anyone under 30. New York, NY: Tarcher Penguin.

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I've started reading this book. One part of me sees this as an extension of Prensky's "Digital Native, Digital Immigrant" discussion. Another sees it as a commentary on the influence of technology.
I didn't read the book but I went to the website and think I know the concept very well. Social skills, critical thinking, ethics, etc are put aside when technology is a priority? I will get the book, but I wonder what the under 30 crowd is getting wrong (and did someone over 30 write it?)
From looking on the author's page, I'm going to assume that he's over 30. http://www.english.emory.edu/people/faculty/bauerlein.htm
I was interested in potentially joining the discussion but I don't have the book. I hadn't realised there was a website I could follow while waiting for the book.

Luckily, I'm over 30!

Look forward to continuing the discussion

Beatriz

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