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Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives

Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives
Author: John Palfrey - Urs Gasser
ISBN 13: 9780465018567
ISBN 10: 465018564
Edition: First Trade Paper Edition
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication Date: 2010-06-22
Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
List Price: $17.99

Two leading experts explain the brave new world inhabited by “digital natives”-the first generation born and raised completely wired

The Washington Post - Amanda Henry

Born Digital doesn't pretend to have all the answers; the authors are knowledgeable but never pedantic, especially in areas where research is pending. While Palfrey and Gasser can leave you longing for grandiloquent generalizations, or at least a buzzword or two ("semiotic democracy" lacks sexiness), their studious, empathic approach is both valid and reassuring, and their overarching point—let's think about these things now, rather than trying to fix them later—well taken. Mixed with the broad consciousness-raising is specific advice for digitally challenged parents and teachers, on subjects from the judicious use of protective technology to the value of team-based, interactive (read: Wikipedia-esque) learning.