i don't really know what to think of this one... for some reason i think the person who wrote it meant it in a negative sense like, coming from the words of grandparents,
"those darn fat teens and there technology ipods and such making there brains turn to mush" yattaa yattayatta....
but i don't think teens have changed that much, it used to be muscle cars & milk shakes, drive-ins and burger joints (you remember Grease), dances & concerts, and now its anything and everything in between. sure we have ipods and cellphones & an exponentially growing virtual world ... but technology isn't ALL bad. my graphic design professor believes that technology is an extension of ones self- and in turn there expression & creativity.
take this blog for example... like sure i could be outside hanging out in the fresh air, but im not because it is cold outside and i would rather sit here in peace, writing & thinking, expressing my thoughts. ...is that so bad? it might be. i have a cottage, i love to swim and play in the sun, i dance (i used too, not too long ago & very much). i prefer to talk to people in person then on the computer. or even the phone. the internet connects us all and gives us access to constant and ever-flowing ideas
and i don't know, i guess what i am saying is that todays youth should not let our mobile devices, virtual worlds and avatars (facebook profiles, bloggs) live our lives for us, but instead they should be a creative extension of ourselves. a tool. nothing more nothing less.