While I believe that the ability to stay connected is convenient and beneficial in education as far as research and sharing ideas, I think it has drawbacks as well. The article made many good points. Particularly, I agree that the instant gratification and shield that the web provides promotes less person to person interaction and is rewiring brains the brains of young people. It seems that it is decreasing or removing the need for people to think critically or deeply. I think the pros and cons of being "always on" are just about 50/50.