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An Overheard Conversation: Loving History, a Sixteenth Birthday, Blogging, and Youth against the Youth Culture

By Elisabeth Lasch-QuinnYesterday, I suddenly found myself in the position of a fly on the wall in a conversation between a graduate student in her late twenties and someone who was just about to turn sixteen–today. It made me think of a different side of the subject of my recent posts here regarding the drastically increased role of electronics technologies in early twentyfirst- century life. While I’ve been voicing my concerns, of necessity, given my focus on the fate of letter writing, in the more somber registers, I want to sound a different note here. It’s a rather simple Read more