Here are some of the articles that caught my eye this weekend. Go read and come back and see if you agree with me.
Judith Timson asks at the Globe and Mail: “Have we spawned the failure generation?”
As someone who falls more on the Gen X side of the generation line, I kind of agree with the commenter who says it’s nothing new, and it’s related to the economy more than anything else. That said, the people in my cohort who did best pretty much ignored the doom and gloom and showed up – wherever would take them – ready to work. What’s more, as a parent I’m not sure it matters what the global causes are; we just all want our kids to have a good life that preferably does not involve retreating into a World of Warcraft addiction and a series of dead-end jobs or unemployment. See what you think.
Also on the Globe and Mail website: Smartphones as conversation killer. Wait a minute, my Blackberry is going off…
I missed this National Post interview with Jane Goodall the first time.
You may be tired of the Balloon Boy story but I did find this piece on Gawker (thanks to Linda) an interesting look at the complex issue of fame, the media, the would-be famous, and the audience.
Sigrid Olson’s reinvention, via the New York Times.