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Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World by Don Tapscott

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11 IN DEFENSE OF THE FUTURE

This definitive research project on this generation has produced some profound and inspiring conclusions. The most important of these is: not only are the kids alright, but as a generation they are poised to transform every institution of society—for the better. Yet, as I've explained throughout the book, this generation is being criticized on many fronts. They're "the dumbest generation," says Professor Mark Bauerlein. They're narcissistic, says psychology professor Jean Twenge. The Internet has eaten their neocortex, says Robert Bly. As high school students, they're "woefully ill-prepared for work," claims a U.S. employers report.

To read the criticisms you might conclude the Net Generation are a bunch of dull, celebrity-obsessed, ...

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