To a one year-old, a magazine is an iPad that doesn’t work
This video reminded me of a story that technology expert Clay Shirky told a few years ago about his friend’s daughter looking for the mouse behind their television. Shirky made the point that the emerging generation has a different set of expectations when it comes to information and technology. They expect to interact, and create, not just consume. He summed it up by saying, ”a screen that ships without a mouse, ships broken.” In recent years, touch screens, motion and voice controls are replacing the mouse as our input devices – but I think Shirky’s point still rings true. Our expectations are changing, and this must be addressed by those of us who teach others and share information.