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

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13
SYNTHESIS

E-mail from John to Urs, on BA Flight 285 from London to San Francisco, November 27, 2007

It’s down to the final chapter. We first drafted this chapter the old-fashioned way, for starters, but I think we ought to scrap that version. It was your idea to write this last section by e-mail instead. I think it’s an inspired idea. I’ll start, right now, and send a first message to you, and you’ll reply, and so forth. We’ll sew it together into a chapter at the end. Let’s see if it works.
I’m high above the middle of the Atlantic right now, as I type, traveling from Europe back home to the United States. This seems an auspicious place to start. I’m precisely between our respective homes, in geographic terms.
My friend and coauthor: ...

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