The Bridges: The digital bridges are neither truly natives nor fully digital immigrants. Similar to millenials who have one foot in each century, the bridges have both native and immigrant traits. As a result, digital bridges are able to communicate relatively effectively with both groups.
In response to Helen’s post… We’re bridges, Helen! As she said, we were talking about whether or not we were “digital natives” and we so wanted to be, but the realization of the kinds of technologies we had.. the fact that we can remember our first cordless phone – that big huge beast that had to be within 20 feet from its base and had an antenna two feet long – we’ll, we’re not *really* natives no matter how much we want to be. I remember when you picked the line in the grocery store by how fast the cashier could key in the prices. And you knew better to grab an item without a price sticker!
But take a look at this cited page. I haven’t read the whole post yet, nor the linked posts, but what I’ve read is very interesting and poses some serious food for thought. I like that we should act like natives even if we *are* immigrants. What better way to learn the language?