Red Nova News reports today from the San Jose Mercury News that as Northern Hemisphere students look forward to the opening of a new school year, a generation gap emerges – “what to buy for back to school?” Largely its a matter of what technology purchase will be most beneficial in the year ahead. In “Generation Gap Exists Between Kids, Parents Over Back-to-School Technology“, they argue that the difference is between functional and educational technologies (laptops, learning software, cellphones) and “cooler” tech items (iPods, gaiming consoles, etc). It seems that parents are winning this battle – kids have to buy their own desires with their own money. It might be a “new gap”, but some things never change.

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