What piece of software will have the biggest impact on the future? With more than a hundred million registered users, it’s not impossible to argue that the answer to that question is: Minecraft. Nothing can explain its influence quite as well as watching a fourth-grader building their world. But, in case one isn’t around at the moment, NYT Mag’s Clive Thompson does a great job of explaining The Minecraft Generation.

+ My syndication partner Jason Kottke with a bunch of great educational-ish iPad apps for kids.