Fountain of youth: The impact of digital natives

Last year, when James Beeson’s son was at Texas Tech University, studying to become an engineer, he came across a calculus problem that had him stumped. So, the 20-year-old did the only obvious thing a shrewd college kid would do: He asked his family and friends for help – without exerting too much effort.

So rather than going through the manually intensive process of reaching out to each person one by one, he took a high-resolution picture of his laptop screen, and sent the photo in a group text message to everyone.