"Thumbs are the new fingers ..."

Mercury News, 23 March 2002:

Thumbs are the new fingers for GameBoy youth

The use of gadgets such as mobile phones and GameBoys 
has caused a physical mutation in young people's hands, 
according to a British Sunday newspaper.  
New research carried out in nine cities around the 
world shows that the thumbs of people under the age of 
25 have taken over as the hand's most dextrous digit, 
said The Observer.  
``Discovering that the younger generation has taken 
to using thumbs in a completely different way and are 
instinctively using thumbs where the rest of us are 
using our index fingers is particularly interesting.''