by: Alain Thys
32 percent of US kindergarten kids know how to surf the internet (typically under adult supervision). In a way this is nothing new to me, as my 4 year old has by now also mastered the basic functionalities of Windows Media Player, and is planning to up the bar to writing emails to mom.
But still, seeing it black on white in a recent report by the US education department does drive home the fact that kids growing up today don't really make the distinction between "virtual" and "IRL" (in real life) we still use. For them, there's just life, which occasionally is on a PC, game-console, mobile or in the shape of a real person.
It makes you wonder what our media future will look like 10 years from now.