It seems to me that my younger students, say those in their early thirties or younger, have embraced technology to the point of not needing to retain information. Many of them see the internet as their bank of knowledge that they can refer to at any time to gather facts, and that facts equal knowledge. Having a keen ability to do an internet search, and quote things found therein, in my opinion, does not
constitute "knowledge". While I believe technology is an excellent tool, it is only that, a tool, and like most tools, without the knowledge to know how to get things done without it makes one venerable and is a setup to fail.