Future Avoiders, Migrants and Natives

by Sohail Inayatullah

Introduction

Among the useful generational distinctions has been that of the digital native versus the digital migrant. The digital migrant was born in a world without computers but overtime learned how to use digital environment. He or she grew up with typewriters and later moved to word processing and finally to the internet. In contrast digital natives have grown up in a digital milieu – sms, the internet, blogging, gaming, AI. The computer is not considered a mere tool but a fact of life, indeed, for many the most beautiful thing in life.(continue…)

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