Just some thoughts I'd throw out there and see what people's thoughts are... I fear that in this "Internet Age", children are going to start growing up with everything online and will start losing and missing out on experiences such as reading, which truly help to foster and educate the mind. Although it's still just text, whether it's on a screen or in a book, there's something about sitting down with a novel which blows away any experience I can have on my computer. And God knows I spend too much time on there to begin with! Plus, although "the classics" (new and old) are available in electronic formats, I would argue that the bulk of "reading" that is done on the Internet is not experiencing the classics of great literature, rather spending time like this on Forums and the like. That's why I make a point to always visit my library and read a book or two every few weeks. It keeps my mind sharp and is an experience I enjoy - an experience which just isn't the same online. But the other issue, perhaps more significant, is one of language. Children are going to start relying on typing and SpellCheck to do all their work for them, and Internet acronyms like IMO, LOL, AFAIK, etc. will become commonplace to a point where kids won't even know what they mean. "Internet shorthand", text messaging, and the like will end up creating illiteracy in some instances and the inability to string a coherent, proper sentence together. And what will become of handwriting? Will it improperly become an archaic means of communication in the future? If so, this is truly a shame. This is why I want to keep these skills in top shape - reading and writing - as I fear they may slowly become a lost art. I welcome anyone's comments and opinions.