The first generation of native computer users is having children and finding that technological questions spring up early and often: “Speaking at the South by Southwest music, film and interactive technology conference here, self-professed ‘geek dads’ Dan Sinker and John Bracken led a room full of parents through some of the tough questions parents face regarding Facebook, Internet usage and how early to start teaching their kids programming. ‘A lot of things are different now. The first time my baby gave me a kiss, it was over [Macbook’s video chat program] FaceTime,’ Bracken said.”
Relying on the cloud is just so irresistibly efficient. No more printouts, bulky drives or e-mailing documents to myself. Yet it’s terrifying to rely on technology more than my own memory, says Jen Wieczner.