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5/12/2015
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Meet Your IT Workers Of The Future

Digital natives are now raising the first generation of children who are using smartphones in the crib, and it will change everything for IT.
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Mobile Babies
More than a third of survey respondents (36%) said their  babies have at least touched and used a smartphone between six months and twelve months of age. Another 12% of respondents said their children had actually played a video game before their first birthday. Let's hope it wasn't Halo.
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Mobile Babies

More than a third of survey respondents (36%) said their babies have at least touched and used a smartphone between six months and twelve months of age. Another 12% of respondents said their children had actually played a video game before their first birthday. Let's hope it wasn't Halo.

(Image: Galleryhip.com)

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5/28/2015 | 6:01:19 PM
Re: Data at their finger tips
I also find it interesting how instinctual tablet navigation is for children my daughter of ten teaches me faster nav tricks! It will be interesting to see if this transfers to more computer proficiency and greater interest in tech careers as we know even though we had a generation of internet kids we still have a lack of technology professionals.
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Dave very interesting stats and cute pictures! I wonder how much of what the very young are interacting with is just streaming video of their favorite TV show vs. and app or game. It would also be interesting to see how these kids develop in their careers hopefully we will see more women enter IT careers as a result of early exposure.

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