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Dr. Caroline Cicero: Aging 2.0: Connected Independence -
2012-11-13 19:45:29 GMT
"November is that time of year when I get the long distance phone calls from my parents and in-laws asking: "What would the kids like for Christmas?" Sometimes, the parent on the other end of the land line quickly adds the caveat, "I don't buy electronics" before I am allowed to answer. Then comes my contemplative pause. How can kids inevitably raised on Angry Birds, Apple, Google, Kindle, Pixar, Tumblr, and YouTube connect to their grandparents? At family gatherings over the holidays, are the generations doomed to side-by-side disconnection, such as MIT professor Sherry Turkle describes in her seminal book Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other?"
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