globeandmail.com: Are the kids all right? Depends on whom you ask:
"Are the kids all right? Depends on whom you ask
July 19, 2008
THE DUMBEST GENERATION
How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future [Or,
Don't Trust Anyone Under 30]
By Mark Bauerlein
Tarcher/Penguin, 264 pages, $27.50
Tapscott writes: "As a person who has spent the last decade or so observing how young people, including my own children, interact with digital technology, I was eager to read Mark Bauerlein's The Dumbest Generation. In this book, he charges that the young today are dumber than any previous generation. They've been so dulled by their immersion in digital technology, he argues, that 'they're drowning in their own ignorance and a-literacy.' These are serious charges against the first generation in history that has grown up"
His question: "Could it be true? Are they stupider than we were at their age?"
Another very topical and often contentious, polarising debate around the world. Must buy this book.