Found via Stephen’s Lighthouse:
I grew up turning in my homework assignments online and using online chat rooms as study groups with fellow classmates. And it worked for me. It worked real well. I love the Internet, online communication and Facebook because these technologies allow me to do what I do best: multitask. Since I've been trained by and with these new technologies, I am"”face it"”better suited for the new work environment than you old folk. Even you old folk are beginning to realize that collaboration is a better way to leverage information to produce services, products, whatever. But while you think of collaboration theoretically, I live it and breathe it. And, unlike you, change doesn't bother me. I love it.
This quote is from an article in CIO entitled In Defense of Gen Y Workers by Jarina D'Auria CIO Magazine's 21 year old Editorial Assistant.
The first commenter seems offended by Jarina’s tone throughout the article – but it made me laugh and Stephen who I think will admit is one of the “old folk” that Jarina mentions loved it too! The fact is that while Jarina’s generalizations about “old folk” are a form of turn-around. We’re constantly hearing that Gen Yers are spoiled, lazy, etc etc etc. And maybe that’s true of some just like maybe some of the “old folk” can’t use computers – but I’ve seen plenty of Boomers in the library world making amazing strides at innovation and learning technologies that I’ve never even heard of!
So – if you’re going to read Jarina’s article – don’t take offense – instead listen to what she’s saying about herself and learn from it – and remember that not all Gen Yers are the same – just as not all Boomers are the same.