I particularly abhor the sloppiness that even literate people exhibit when writing an email message.
Kids on the edge of adolescence are more and more computer literate.
The complete Spanish curriculum that includes all five grade levels will not fulfill a child's academic language requirements, but it will produce a student that is both functionally literate and verbal in Spanish.
But, as evidenced by the many very literate individuals who have autism, the task is far from impossible.
They even come with rudimentary instructions ("Paste into the About Me Section") which may secretly function as a kind of screening test for the Navy: were you computer literate enough to customize your own MySpace Page?