That said, I see a negative side to all this technology at our fingertips. Now that I can check e-mail from my phone, I find I do it even when I'm not expecting anything important. I can, therefore I do.
I remember fondly the days when kids drew posters for reports instead of doing PowerPoint presentations. That said, I want my kids up on the latest and greatest technologies for work and play. I want them to stay comfortable and confident in today's world as well as tomorrow's. But I also see missed opportunities where imagination could have been exercised, small motor skills could have been practiced, and human interaction could have been experienced.
While I embrace the e-book, my laptop, the Internet (Blogging! Book research! E-mail! So much great stuff!), and the Starbucks locator on my cell, I sometimes wonder if today's kids are getting the raw end of the deal. I wonder what we're doing to our attention spans, our inner quiet, and sometimes even our creativity. Are we moving forward or backward?
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Ann Droyd's GOODNIGHT IPAD: A PARODY FOR THE NEXT GENERATION is pretty dang clever. Have you read it?
I won't be posting next weekend because my family has tons of stuff on the calendar, but I'll be back the following weekend. Happy writing to all of you!