02 April 2010

The netgen discourse rubs my fur the wrong way

I don't know exactly what it is about the netgen discourse that rubs my fur the wrong way. It's not just an intellectual thing either. It's my same feeling of exasperation when the entire country's talking about a news story. It doesn't matter what the topic is, the hype has an opposite effect on me--I become disinterested.

  • Maybe too it's because I don't have kids and I'm just not as interested in topics related to them as parents are. And most educators are parents?
  • I have "netgen"adult friends; maybe it's because I don't see them as so different from me. 
  • Maybe it's because I work at not being stereotyped and don't like it when others are. 
  • Maybe it's because ageism is a likely subtext.