Still feels a lot like crap, honestly. I'm in the in-betweener category. When I started using the internet, I was about fifteen and "portals" were the "next big thing." Altavista ruled search and there was a chance Compuserve would make it big.
As a person with general anxiety disorder and social anxiety, having the internet is my favorite out. I don't use it constantly but if I'm in a crowd of strangers you can bet I have some device out to keep
people strangers from talking to me.
I don't need another screed (however well disguised) on how devices are robbing us of that "authentic human" experience. Devices let me escape from that flight-or-fight mode that otherwise would be the defining factor of my life.
As an aside, I really doubt that the younger generation really needs this "inbetweener" experience in order to separate themselves from the constant feed of stimulus either. I'll see if I get any response next time I'm around them though (thanks, Tumblr ... not sarcasm).