This morning, I found that my 9 year old daughter had written the IP address of a friend’s server (likely Minecraft) on her arm so that they could collaborate together after school.
This is NOT just proud daughters of geeks: this type of collaborative play is something common to the entire new culture of Internet users. These “digital natives” use technology at a whole new level.
It’s not their ability to use technology that’s important – it’s the new culture they are creating.
This new generation is much more team oriented, risk tolerant, connected, and information oriented than previous generations.
I’ve posted about this before (Liquid Leadership) but this picture captures the entire culture clash in a single image.
PS: I wonder what she would do if it was an IPv6 address? She’s not tall!
Too funny, I found the same thing on my 13 year old’s arm a few weeks ago.
Wow, what a proud father you must be! I just shared this with my officemates and they all thought it was great.
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My son and daughter both have done this to me and then we had to support specific MineCraft ports.