Go Figure: Young People Measure World Differently

Robert M. Thorson reflects on how he felt old as a pre-teen, he had completed some surveying work of his local area with a variety of objects, but how his son had connected his digital watch to his laptop and mapped showing GPS locations.

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  1. This is a really encouraging post for anyone who has kids and has pondered the question : if those of us not raised in a technological era but coming to it with enthusiasm, a sense of adventure and willingness to play, can ever really ‘think’ like those with an iphone as an extension of their body? The author is a geologist and uses a lovely geological metaphor about the differences between him and his son approach to technology. A great reader with some interesting things to say..

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