Raettopia: I agree, wholeheartedly. It definately shows how much our lives are changing and, when you step back and actually think about it, how unoriginal the thinking much of today's youth is. I constantly have to fight with my own son to get him outside into the sunshine and my daughter whined that she was one of the only one of her friends that didn't have her own cell phone by the age of 16. Sadly, most seem to think that, if it's not electronic, it's not fun.
I still hold fast to the belief that there's no right age; it's about maturity and, even then, unless they NEED one, why bother with getting them one?