Fred Wilson muses on what it’s like to grow up with current technology:

The girls in the room were full of ideas as well. They haven’t yet reached the age when they are told they shouldn’t be software engineers. I hope they can become accomplished software engineers before anyone tells them that.

These eighth graders were mostly born in 1998. They are the same age as Google. They have never known a world without a browser, a search engine, and a way to connect instantly to people on the Internet. They expect things to work a certain way and when they don’t, they want to fix them. They are hackers by default.