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Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives by Urs Gasser, John Palfrey

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WHEN IT COMES TO MEDIA, DIGITAL NATIVES SEEM LIKE A COMPLETELY different species from their parents and grandparents. Digital Natives don’t remember photographs captured on a roll of film that had to be taken to the drugstore to be printed out; they think of digital images, instantly viewable and deletable and shareable with friends on the Internet. Digital Natives don’t think of news and information as something that arrives in a mass of pulp on the doorstep in the morning; they think in terms of a massive, converged, often digital mash-up of headlines, blogs, videos, and podcasts. Most of all, Digital Natives don’t think in terms of recorded music in the form of LPs, eight-tracks, cassette tapes, or even CDs, purchased at a record ...

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