This just in from the department of astute observations: Andrew Eglinton, a student at the University of London, posted this on his blog last year:

“Generations born after the early 90’s in industrialized countries will not know the world without Internet. This is generation G and they sit on a cultural and evolutionary hinge, between old perceptions of a national and local intransient world and new perceptions of a global and mobile one. That sense of awe you had as a child thinking about far away lands, you can now see on Google Earth, that penpal exchange with a lone French boy in Lyon can now be had instantly in chat rooms. A large part of this new generation’s opinion is being formed through the Internet, new language, experiments with persona, the consequences will be enormous. The future is now.”

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