"Should" have been playing with chalkboards? How often do you connect with someone in a meaningful way, learn something profound about the world, build a business, or get moved emotionally by an artwork when you're at a chalkboard? For me, I have *all* of those experiences on my digital devices, so that's exactly where her niece should be spending her time.
While I have no quibble with the tech-focused parts of Meeker's presentation, I have long been frustrated by Meeker's (and KPCB's) framing of "USA, Inc.". If we're going to measure government by the standards of business, then let's do the reciprocal as well: How good a job is private industry doing of defending our borders? How many companies are creating free, high-quality, high-speed publicly-accessible highways for us to travel around the country? Can any company ensure a level playing field for use of our shared spectrum, upon which so much of our economy depends?
Meeker's discussion of government function is irresponsible.