ageist EDITORS | march 16, 2017


The Digital-Native Is A Myth

Whenever we see a job listing “digital native required” we read it as code for “someone under 30 please.” Exclusionary perhaps? The idea of “digitally native” comes out of the assumption that people who were teethed on smart phones think and intake information fundamentally differently from the rest of us. An editorial in Nature this month takes issue with this belief. Essentially, millennials and younger are no better at technology than the rest of us. Shocker. We all learn at the same speed, and we all intake information at the same speed. Maybe someone should let HR know about this?