From the Thornburg Center blog via Lucy Gray's A Teacher's Life:
"The designation of "digital natives" and "digital immigrants" suggests a difference that is, at best, largely innacurate and, at worst, demeaning to educators."
I've had a problem with that designation myself. It's too black & white, cut & dried. It's a stereotype. But as a 3 second sound bite it sure gets media attention and sells books!
Read David Thornburg's entire post here: http://thornburgcenter.blogspot.com/2007/10/tl-conference-and-apology.html