At the end of this NPR piece on technology for kids, the reporter talks about how some 3rd graders are "already giving presentations in their classes in PowerPoint" and has obtained a laptop for his 5-year-old so he’s not "left behind."
That’s the scariest thing I have heard in ages.
Shouldn’t we allow children time to be children? Won’t they have decades upon decades of toiling away in PowerPoint® ahead of them? What’s the big rush? Are our children failures if they don’t start their first entrepreneurial venture by puberty?