The modern institutions of days gone by are fast becoming lacklustre, archaic systems of bureaucracy that are ultimately failing the largest generation, the Net generation.

Prolific author Don Tapscott’s newest book, Grown Up Digital, a follow-up to his first book on the topic, Growing Up Digital, sizes up the first generation to grow up completely in the digital age. They grab new gadgets and immediately begin using it, whereas their parents will spend hours combing a manual and still be baffled.

To cynics, this generation appears to be unfocused, antisocial and suffering from ADD. Tapscott wholly disagrees — a very refreshing perspective that now gives me a bit more peace of mind, knowing how much time I already spend Facebooking and Twittering.