natives or conscripts?

More on digital natives (don't really want to keep talking about this but here's a reply to an AFC commenter):

My point was there isn't a consensus, it's Net Gen Skeptic vs the New Museum (which itself can't definitely state a thesis). It's Paddy vs Duncan on the relevance of childhood experiences to adult work. One could argue that all the multi-tasking and "moving across media" you describe are conditions the modern techno-state is forcing on everyone, regardless of age, and imagine a counter-exhibit to "Younger Than Jesus" called "Techno-Paternalism and The Cult of Youth." If you want to argue that there is a radical break in the type of work being made between generations (sounds like you do), I would start with the New Museum exhibit and the writers cited in its 512 page catalog.