Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants
Shared by mel
This idea digital immigrant accent is very similar to the way immigrants are when they come to America. with there different accents and the way they do thing that are not native to the country and they don't know the customs of there new country.
There are hundreds of examples of the digital immigrant accent. They include printing out your email (or having your secretary print it out for you - an even "thicker" accent); needing to print out a document written on the computer in order to edit it (rather than just editing on the screen); and bringing people physically into your office to see an interesting web site (rather than just sending them the URL). I'm sure you can think of one or two examples of your own without much effort. My own favorite example is the "Did you get my email?" phone call. Those of us who are Digital Immigrants can, and should, laugh at ourselves and our "accent."