When we have BYOD programs and the years pass by the younger brothers and sisters of the first participants help the technology live on. They bring them and use them.
But what happens when the screen size, start up times and processing speed start to impact on the learning of the younger ones. This is another type of digital divide. Insisting on new technology on a quick turnaround has sustainability implications. Not insisting may just have learning implications.
Seth has a analogy for this with a rotten fish problem.
Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect: The rotten fish problem. http://www.google.com/newsstand/s/CAIiSENBRVNNSFJoWnpwbmIyOW5iR1V1WTI5dExESXdNRFU2Y21WaFpHVnlMMmwwWlcwdk5qVmhNV1UwWkRka1pHRmpPR1U1TlNnQSp6CAQiENQdjNmPALIE6YAJmOz4Qn4qZAgAIhDUHYzZjwCyBOmACZjs-EJ-Kk4ICiJIQ0FFU01HaDBkSEE2THk5elpYUm9aMjlrYVc0dWRIbHdaWEJoWkM1amIyMHZjMlYwYUhOZllteHZaeTloZEc5dExuaHRiQ2dBUAFQAQ