Today's TimesOnline has an interesting story by the mother of a 15 year old about how her son's approach to studying (earbuds in ears, moving between homework and Facebook...) differs from how she studied when she was that age. The article is a personal take on what has been written about many times before - that "digital natives" interact with and process information differently than "digital immigrants", but its a nice summary of the concepts.
What I found more surprising than the article were the comments, most of which were quite reactionary in tone and content. While I too wonder what kids are missing as they live more and more of their lives online and plugged in, it seems to me that we need to face reality and figure how we are going to serve, interact with, and someday employ a generation whose minds work quite differently from ours. Saying that it shouldn't be so isn't really all that helpful!