In this article, Jahr uses the antecedent article by O. Craemer in which two characteristics were marked that define today’s youth : "the absence of history" [Geschichtslosigkeit] and "technical aptitude and talent." He interrogates these principles through the example of photography, indicating that the youth of that time were not more advanced in their relationship with the art than the youth of other times, according to their respective circumstances and conditions.
Jahr introduces the ethical dimension of this problem by considering that in the technological advances of the time (radio, scale aircraft, cars, etc.) the relationship between the child and the adult undergo a transmutation because of a supposed higher self-acquired technical education by the youngest, which reverses the previous educational relationship.
[Abstract by Irene Cambra Badii]