The good news is, teenagers already know adults are dumb, and adults in authority dumber, so the latest spat of anguished handwringing over postpubescent youth and their disturbingly intimate relationships with wireless devices should hardly sink the already subterranean reputations of PTAs nationwide.

Back when cellular phones and pagers first started appearing on teenaged hips, administrators reacted the way they always do when kids do something adults don't understand: They declared the new technology evil, ludicrously demonized it in a way sure to make students roll their eyes -- "whatever" -- and banned it...Read More