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iPad Generation?

According to my daily Google Alert for poetry, “Poetry is ‘in the ascendant’ with young people as the iPad generation begins to reject the consumer society, according to the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy. …” 

Now, wouldn’t the eldest of any “iPad generation” be not quite 10 weeks old? And in England, less than that? I couldn’t believe Duffy would make such a ridiculous statement (aren’t iPads for content consumption?), and, thankfully, she didn’t.  It’s from the lede, but iPads are never mentioned in the article itself.

I did write this post on an iPad.

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3 comments

1 MAS { 06.06.10 at 5:02 pm }

I define “iPad Generation” as the first beings able to use one. Therefore, you (and I, iPadless though I am) are of this generation.

2 Mike { 06.14.10 at 9:21 pm }

Yebbut … Is the iPad really a generation-defining device? And if it is, is it likely that our generation will be defined by it?

I will say, after nearly two months of using it, it’s completely altered my experience of the internets – and it’s beginning to change how I work.

3 MAS { 06.17.10 at 8:21 pm }

I think the first cohort to think of themselves as an Automobile Generation would have been WWI. But the changes wrought in society and infrastructure didn’t begin to hit until WWII.

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