Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Remember when suitcases had to be carried instead of rolled? Or when an airline ticket was a booklet of pages separated by carbon paper? This year's college freshmen don't.
For students entering college this fall, e-mail is too slow, phones have never had cords and their childhood computers are now in museums.
"When I teach Shakespeare or Milton there are a lot of biblical allusions," said McBride, an English professor, "and I have to explain them all."
"If you look at the jump from email to texting, or from email to Facebook, it's been faster than the jump from typing to computers," he said. "These generational gaps are getting smaller."