Is it distraction or lack of interest?

Megan Garber's assessment on Nieman Journalism Lab of the New York Times piece about the wired generation parses the difference between what engages kids and what doesn't -- and how that's changing.

It seems to me that the real dichotomy here — to the extent, of course, that it’s fair to break any complex problem into reductive dualities — is less a matter of focus vs. distraction, and more a matter of the digital age’s spin-off opposition: interest vs. non-interest. Caring vs…lack of.

And another great nugget from the piece:

The web inculcates a follow your bliss approach to learning that seeps, slowly, into the broader realm of information; under its influence, our notion of knowledge is slowly shedding its normative layers.

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