"It’s not just that they’ve been given unprecedented amounts of stuff—clothes, toys, cameras, skis, computers, televisions, cell phones, PlayStations, iPods. (The market for Burberry Baby and other forms of kiddie “couture” has reportedly been growing by ten per cent a year.) They’ve also been granted unprecedented authority."
— Spoiled Rotten, Why do kids rule the roost? by Elizabeth Kolbert
"Learn from them! Realize that they are hacking systems that were designed to ensure their institution’s success, but not necessarily theirs. They hack all infrastructures and tools because a) they can…it’s easier than you think, and b) they are forced to by the designs they were handed. They’re corporate-centered, not user-centered.
Leaders, wake up. These students are your incoming workforce. If they’re hacking to make stuff better before they show up on your doorstep, do you think they’re gonna stop once under your employ? If you hand them tools and infrastructures that don’t meet their needs, what do you think they’re gonna do?
Leaders, the kids are our future. Deal with it. Now. Please."
— "Hey Leaders, Wake Up: The Kids Are Our Future"