A faculty member worried about the kids losing the human touch. If you google the headline of this post, you'll find lots of people saying the same thing in the media. Here's one of the newest quotes I found when I googled the phrase.
"When we take the human element out, we're losing a God-given or natural kind of need to interface with people," said Daniels in a story in the South Bend Tribune recently.
Gen Y does realize it has some F2F skills to develop. But the bigger truth is: there's nothing to it. The kids embrace both physical or F2F reality, and virtual reality. And they interact in both, sometimes at the same time. For more on this story, see posts for March 20 and March 22.
Photo: Two Miami high school girls returning home on the train from school, sharing a song on an iPod. They also were talking with a girlfriend across the aisle. Julie took this wonderful picture.