I was in the Apple Store this weekend (bad idea. On the weekend, Apple Stores smell like my old high school locker room, but I really had no choice.) My second iPad had died and needed to be replaced. While I was waiting for my appointment with the genius, I watched the kids at the little kids’ table. Five years old. Two years old. It didn’t matter. They plunked their little butts down on the round leather chairs and got to work, hitting keys, moving the mouse around like the computer pros they were. Watching them, I was so impressed. I know there are naysayers who are afraid we’re turning our kids into little machines who never go outside to play, but to me, there was something reassuring about witnessing their concentration and dexterity . . . and their passion. Little brains are at work all around the globe; I want little American brains to keep up.
Are there little people in your family? Are you as computer literate as they are?