Book Discussion on Born Digital

John Palfrey talked about the book he wrote with Urs Gasser, Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives (Basic… read more

John Palfrey talked about the book he wrote with Urs Gasser, Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives (Basic Books, 2008). In the book he profiles the first generation of children that are living in a digital world. Known as “digital natives,” Professor Palfrey examines how this generation utilizes the Internet and the different ways they comprehend their on-line surroundings. Focusing on questions that an older generation or “digital immigrants” commonly ask, he explores a range of issues from privacy and safety to the concept of identity and learning on-line. Following his remarks, Professor Palfrey responded to questions from audience members.

John Palfrey is a law professor and vice dean for library and information resources at Harvard Law School. close

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  • Palfrey, John G. Jr. Executive Director Harvard Law School->Berkman Center for Internet and Society

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Book Discussion on Born Digital

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Mountain View, California, United States
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Jan 24, 2009
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May 25, 2009

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