UPDATE: Psssst, Beckett, Mr. Scoble just blogged ya, kid. Called you a "cute little mediasnacker" and all. (I agree!) We promised him that as soon as he comes to Texas, we'd outfit him with a proper cowboy hat to keep his skin from the harmful UV rays when he's sitting on the coast interviewing the uber change agents out there in the Valley. He says he'll tell you about the upcoming "Future of Learning" vodcast channel at PodTech one day, too (he smiles). Seems like a fair trade.
DK, I'm curious. When does the average MediaSnacker begin chompin' in this day and age? And what is typically the first form of media that they cut their teeth on?
This morning over breakfast at the Jazz Cafe during a Boys Morning Out, Beckett had little interest in any of the Babys-R-Us oriented toys that dad brought for him to play with. Topping his you've-got-my-attention list was a copy of dad's New Yorker, as well as the latest Wired magazine, both of which appeared to be particularly tasty to this young one. As well as the postcard subscription forms which made for particularly good gumming if dad's POV was accurate.
As much as I love that he already 'understands' that daddy hits the black keys on the laptop when he's sitting on my lap at the table (and tries his baby-best to follow suit...tap, tap, tap, tap), I equally love the fact that he already adores the flipping of pages when mom or dad has a book/magazine in hand. He's most curious about the taste of said pages, though, but little by little he seems to be already 'looking forward' to the next page being turned. A full tool kit of mdia options for him to snack on in the days, weeks, years to come. Exploring and learning by any means necessary! Chomp, chomp, chomp!