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The learning operations of a rhizomatic learner derive largely from new technologies that have now become commonplace to the ‘digital native’. A rhizome can be contrasted with a tree or shrub, which has a linear root system. Normal areas of study are thought to be tree-like when, after an initial point of focus, they develop a single body of content, which branches out as it extends upwards out of the soil. A rhizome, by contrast, begins anywhere and usually at any level and exits anywhere and usually at any level. It is virtually immortal. The focus of this paper is to ask about the literacy implications of rhizomatic learning. It notes three particularly relevant headings, namely, changes to the nature of knowledge with their implications for the challenge of learning, changes in psycho-social responses affecting the seriousness of the learning project, and changes in the character of being as a being-in-touch that affects the identity of young learners.