I commend humorist and writer, Dave Barry, for his funny insights on how Millennials communicate.
Here are some of his observations:
Many younger people have never sent a letter. When my son, Rob, was in college, he had to send a letter for some reason I don’t remember. What I do remember is that he called me to ask some technical questions such as…
Where could he get a stamp?
Were there different kinds of stamps?
Well then, which one should he buy?
How much would it cost?
What should he physically do with the letter when it was finally ready to go?
….(and he complained) that the letter-mailing procedure was so complicated.
Barry’s observations reminded me of an episode of the CBS-TV series NCIS about a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service which conducts criminal investigations involving the U.S.Navy and Marine Corps.
In this particular episode, all the computers went down and none of the younger NCIS agents were able to investigate without consulting computers. Only Special Agent Gibbs, the older agent, knew what to do.
Of all the divisions in the U.S. today, the one that divides generations most is the the digital divide.