The sentence is from the article "The Touch-Screen Generation" by Hanna Rosin.
The part I'm confused with reads:
"I had come to the developers’ conference partly because I hoped that this particular set of parents, enthusiastic as they were about interactive media, might help me out of this conundrum, that they might offer some guiding principle for American parents who are clearly never going to meet the academy’s ideals, and at some level do not want to.”
As to the meaning of the sentence in bold, I have two theories:
- Because they were enthusiastic about interactive media
- Although they were enthusiastic about interactive media.
I can't be sure which one is correct. What does the sentence mean?