I was talking last night to a writer friend of mine about some of the ideas I am researching for Masters, giving him a rundown of things I am thinking about; how technology is affecting society and my perspective as someone who doesn’t feel entirely like a Digital Immigrant, nor a Digital Native ( see this post for more).
He suggested that perhaps I (and my in-between generation) might be a kind of “Digital Pilgrim” (Benjamin Thomas, personal communication, April 9, 2013). I thought this was an interesting idea, the word Pilgrim has an exciting and romantic connotation to it – of being the first to experience, knowing full well there will be hardships and that you may lose some along the way.
I guess this can also hold true to a Digital Immigrant as well to a certain extent, they are also coming to something new, with all the excitement and trepidation that exploration holds.
5. a newcomer to a region or place, especially to the western U.S.
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