I consider myself on the cusp of the 'wired' generation, and as a graduate student at the age of 25 am often frustrated by near-retirement professors. Yes I did learn mendelian genetics from "virtual lab" games in high school, and live in front of my computer. While I am able to find information, not only literature but interact on forums for protocols and IM old labmates about where something is in the lab as if they were still sharing our office...some technophobic professors see a student in front of the computer and consider it "not working". They can not fathom the wealth of information that is available in bioinformatics databases, online searchable catalogues, etc. I see that it can be intimidating, even my younger nephews are quickly outpacing me, but could someone please tell them to get a clue? Of course they don't read The Scientist, they thinking sending emails with atttachments is a great accomplishment.