A distinguishing feature of writing like this is always the truly lame anecdote that seems to clinch the case, but really does nothing of the sort.
Many students seem to lack the skills to structure their searches so they can find useful information quickly. In 2002, graduate students at Tel Aviv University were asked to find on the Web, with no time limit, a picture of the Mona Lisa; the complete text of either "Robinson Crusoe" or "David Copperfield"; and a recipe for apple pie accompanied by a photograph. Only 15 percent succeeded at all three assignments.Really? With no time limit only 15% succeeded? This seems to say far more about the researchers and the axe they were grinding than it does about the students. Or an anecdote whose contours have been rounded and polished by too many retellings, like a good fish story.