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Growing Up Digital by Don Tapscott
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May 09, 2011

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Who are they this next net generation? According to Don Tapscott they are smarter, more efficient, more productive and confident than their parents. And all of it thanks to the new technology, the Internet and social networking. It does not matter that they don't read books, or don't know where Uganda on the map is, they don't worry because everything is on the Interent now, one-click away. It is better to keep your memory free, who needs to memorise poetry or God forbid some facts, books take so much time to finish and lectures are boring. But regardless, the author says, their IQ is rising and their talents lay in their multitasking, collaboration and ease with the new technology. Definitely there is a lot of truth in it, but this book is a very one sided story. What is it about cyberbullying, Internet addiction, loss of culture and many other important issues that we can not sweep under the carpet? This book makes you think.

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Ajayi Olalekan Well, it is unfortunate that despite the availability of all these information medium, the newer generation tends to be learning lesser than the previous generation does. This is attributed to the availability of distracting medium such as video games, social networks used for noneducational purposes and watching of noneducational movies and videos

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