The More Things Change …

It’s hard not to be a little nervous about the Google generation, what with kids these days. Look at them, charging off into one discomfiting trend after another–their YouTubing, their texting, their wanton social networking. To read the news, you’d think they were hiving off into a subspecies, raised with data ports in their heads meant to be plugged into Facebook at the age of 6, from which point on they will expertly recite the collective wisdom of Wikipedia with a steely look in their eyes.

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