Sunday, April 12, 2009

kids and technology

My little brother, who happens to be 10, also happens to have started his own youtube series. A difference of 11 years means so much more in terms of how the newest generation of kiddies are growing up learning how to adapt to changing and advancing technology. I myself, barely over 20, have to hustle to keep up with new bits and pieces that can easily make my life more convenient. It's not that I can't comprehend upgrades--it's just that considering such things is not even a part of my day. Love my iPhone, but I honestly don't have it in me to peruse through hundreds of applications--even if downloading these little goodies can save my time and energy later.

But for this next round of kids, looking for and adjusting to upgrades is already programmed in them. I think it's great. I think it would benefit people not to be alarmed by change, not to find it stressful, but to instead excitedly play around and see what can happen.


Stephen said...

I love that you admit that you can't use your iPhone and, extrapolating from there, Yelp, Google Maps, Twitter, etc...


Laura said...

He's right: 'step two: wear a cool energy saving t shirt'