Life With Open Laptops

The Washington Post has published an interesting article by a law professor about students attending classes with laptops open. It calls into question the idea that the younger generation are as able to multi-task and process as many information sources as we think they can.

Is he being reactionary, or is this going to be a genuine problem?

Ironically, I’m typing this in an internal meeting with my attention on 50% on the proceedings.

[Via a comment on Anil’s Vox.]

  • Actually, I know of plenty of students who can type at twice the speed of their handwriting, so it might not be a bad idea. And if they’re playing Freecell instead of concentrating then it’s the tutor’s own fault for being dull!