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User Review  - topperarnold - LibraryThing

Sure, the title is sensationalist. Sensationalism sells. I'm sure some the stats were tweaked a little to fit the author's needs, but that doesn't hide the fact that kids do indeed spend too much time ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sullywriter - LibraryThing

Bauerlein pulls together some compelling statistics and makes some interesting observations. Anti-intellectualism in American society is a very real crisis, and he does a good but incomplete job in ... Read full review

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(To the author, if he ever sees this.)
Sir, with all do respect I see your concern... But! You're sadly just like all the other people from your generation. You judge the generation's after you
simply because it isn't like how you want it to be. My generation? The "digital" generation, does take advantage of the technology we have. My generation has higher volunteer rates, and we have created many things on the web, we've created all kinds of apps too. Just because we're different doesn't mean you have a right to put us down just like all the other generations do to their predecessors.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_ZmM7zPLyI < That video can also give you a little bit.
So my advice to you sir? How about stop, take a look around and really look, look hard. Do not stereotype everyone because of your little surveys. Those surveys aren't everyone.
Goodbye and I hope you have a lovely day.
 

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i was born in 1986. i'm young but the funny thing is i'm reading a book about how people from my generation don't use the resources i have correctly. it clearly states that. and i'm reading his book on google books, because its fast and convenient. Every generation has problems, the problem with ours is mostly augmented reality. Many can't tell what is real and what isn't real. including me.
Although it is easy to dismiss this book as the rantings of an old liberal grandpa, i must agree with one of my friends that this generation will produce more miracles in technology that may keep you alive, old man. we know how to learn how to do anything by finding it on google. people older than us really don't know how to do that.
 

Review: The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30)

User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

The whole time I was reading this, I felt like the dog who was being punished for knocking over something on the counter, when in fact the cat had done it. I am trying to separate my opinion on the ... Read full review

Review: The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30)

User Review  - CZuke39 - Goodreads

This book reads like one giant citation after another, over and over and over. Although I fall into the demographic he chose to attack I can't say I disagree with his thesis. Unlike most of the ... Read full review

Review: The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30)

User Review  - Darcy - Goodreads

I would recommend this book to anyone, but it is especially relevant for educators in the liberal arts. Bauerlein makes ample use (sometimes overuse) of statistical data to prove his points, but I was ... Read full review

Review: The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30)

User Review  - John - Goodreads

Plenty of data but lacking interpretation a significant set of conclusions. As I read, I felt berated and belittled. There must be an element of positivity in there somewhere, but I couldn't see it. Read full review

Review: The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30)

User Review  - Ian Zimmerman - Goodreads

A bitter, old man laments about the stupidity of the current generation. He shrieks about how the current generation performed worse answering trivia questions about geography, history, and classical ... Read full review

Review: The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30)

User Review  - Keith - Goodreads

This book is a huge contrast to "The Kids Are Alright". In that book the contention is that technology today - video games, cell phones, computers have made today's younger generation smarter and more ... Read full review


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