The Washington Post had some lame feature story on teenagers being so dependent on multitasking.
It's homework time and 17-year-old Megan Casady of Silver Spring is ready to study.
She heads down to the basement, turns on MTV and boots up her computer. Over the next half hour, Megan will send about a dozen instant messages discussing the potential for a midweek snow day. She'll take at least one cellphone call, fire off a couple of text messages, scan Weather.com, volunteer to help with a campus cleanup day at James Hubert Blake High School where she is a senior, post some comments on a friend's Facebook page and check out the new pom squad pictures another friend has posted on hers.
In between, she'll define "descent with modification" and explain how "the tree analogy represents the evolutionary relationship of creatures" on a worksheet for her AP biology class.
Call it multitasking homework, Generation 'Net style.
Wow, that's quite impressive. I'm certainly incapable of doing all that once. It's even more impressive when you realize that the author was omitting what we all know every 17-year-old girl is doing on the weekends: organizing rainbow parties, bracelet parties, and other types of oral sex rings. Accumulating bracelets while studying for that big midterm shows just how capable "Generation 'Net" (ugh) really is. Kudos to them.