Thursday, March 15, 2007
Maria, 1993, playing the Froggy game
My friend Annette went to a conference last week in NYC where they talked about "digital natives." These are people who are age 25 or younger, and if you have any of these in your home, you know who they are talking about.
Here are a few stupid little things I have thought of lately that highlight the difference between the digital natives and the rest of us:
-When Maria was about 5 and saw her first deck of cards, she realized you could play solitaire outside of the computer.
-When I see old episodes of Seinfeld, I think of how much easier their lives would have been with cell phones.
-Oh, and perhaps strangest of all, my kids love the story of how I saved up my money(for a long time) when I was in high school to buy a calculator that could do trig functions.