As for students, they seem to me mainly oriented to use the more various objects (PC,digital devices, books, etc…) and not inclined to ask themselves questions about the things they are using. They use them without asking themselves where they come from or which valences they express over the function of use, or even, which evolutionary paths they design? This attitude is probably the fruit of the ruling consumerism that represents, de facto, the only historical reality that new generations know first hand.
Definitely agree with this sentiment in teaching theory related classes, not as pervasive a sentiment in studio sections though. Super glad to have seen/read this since it is a superb distinction being made about critical thinking about contemporary network technology.