I firmly believe that part of the reason older people are more likely to vote Republican is that they are unable to use the internet to obtain reliable information. Furthermore, when I speak with people in their 20s, I generally find that they are generally much better-informed on political matters than I was when I was their age. I also chalk this up to the internet (though it could just be that they watch less tv news).
But today one of my undergraduate students, an A student at that, asked me where he could find the tool Wolfram Alpha (which I recommended they use to get a feeling for level surfaces in R^3) online. I gave him the link and told him that with any computational tool, you can type the name of the tool into google, along with a word like “computation” or “math”, and it will come up as the first link.
Don’t kids know this already?