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Intervention by Denise Caruso Read Intervention by Denise Caruso, Executive Director of the Hybrid Vigor Silver Award Winner, 2007 Independent Publisher Book Awards; Best Business Books 2007, Strategy+Business Magazine


by Denise Caruso ~ February 5, 2007.
Permalink | Filed under: Hybrid Vigor, Human Perception.

A friend just forwarded me the cover article in New York Magazine, called “Kids, the Internet, and the End of Privacy: The Greatest Generation Gap Since Rock and Roll,” with a note:

i’m interested in whether there are neurological differences between younger people/older people that are tied into their exposure habits.

Me, too. I think it’s an important question for those of us who are interested in the mechanics and mechanisms of human perception writ large. I wonder if Steven Johnson ran across any of this evidence while he was researching Mind Wide Open or Everything Bad is Good For You.

In any case, it freaks me out. This is the first time I’ve found myself on the wrong side of the gap.


  1. Rick Thomas

    I think you have to understand the internet now forms a important part of young people’s social life. It is medium for them to express themselves, learn about others and of course, explore. It is as important as being seen at A&W was not so long ago.
    What concerns me more is the new feature in Microsoft Windows Vista that effectively allows parents to spy on their own kids. Not nice. Exposure, just became exposed. Gates & friends think it is pretty nifty. I think it is sad day for privacy, when you let a computer decide whether or not to trust your own kids. What kind of example are we setting for them. Maybe we should spend more time with them instead?

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