"Philosophy blends with social issues and insights in an invaluable pick fora brave new world, perfect for any discussions or collections strongin social issues, philosophy or science."
— California Book Watch
"After a slew of interviews with what they call ‘Digital Natives’ and a thorough survey of the digital world, Palfrey and Gasser have written a book about this social transformation that is both insightful and responsible."
— Washington Monthly
"Born Digital offers a compelling account for parents, teachers, policy-makers, lawyers, and technical developers who want to know more about digital natives’ online activities and how these are changing society… Palfrey and Gasser present a balanced view, highlighting problems and calling for solutions… Born Digital is timely and informative."
"Parents and educators will benefit from Palfrey and Gasser's discussion of issues like safety, content control and illegal file sharing."
— Publishers Weekly
"Palfrey and Gasser’s fine early history of this generation serves as a starting point for any conversation about how to mentor the children of the Web."
— City Journal
"The authors are knowledgeable but never pedantic…their studious, emphatic approach is both valid and reassuring, and their overarching point – let's think about these things now, rather than trying to fix them later – well taken."
— The Washington Post
"A well-reasoned, thorough synthesis of some momentous, if familiar, ideas."
— New Scientist
"Ultimately, the book is an accessible survey of many of these as-yet-unsolved Internet dilemmas of our time and is well executed given the immense task of synthesizing the vast corpus of social science concerns relating to the Internet."
— Library Journal
"Energetic, expert, and forward-looking, the authors serve as envoys between the generations… As old institutions crumble, there is a need for just this sort of enlightening, commonsensical, and positive guide to digital reality."
"Born Digital offers an excellent primer on what it means to live digitally. It should be required reading for adults trying to understand the next generation."
— Nicholas Negroponte, author of Being Digital
"Digital technologies are changing our kids in ways we don't yet understand. This beautifully written book will set the framework for a field that will change that. It is required reading for parents, educators, and anyone who cares about the future."
— Lawrence Lessig, author of Code and Free Culture
“From now on, any attempt to understand what it is like to grow up or to live one's life in a digital world must begin with this outstanding, original synthesis.”
— Howard Gardner, author of Five Minds for the Future and