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(USA Today)   Generation Y and Generation Z have merged via their technology to form Generation C. Which makes them sort of like a lazy two-piece Voltron that won't leave its base and whines if a battle gets too hard   (content.usatoday.com ) divider line
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2012-02-24 11:06:11 AM  
He's whining because it hertz when he pees.
 
2012-02-24 11:06:12 AM  
So... Generation Republican?
 
2012-02-24 11:07:48 AM  
Gen Y starts in the mid-70s now? WTF?
 
2012-02-24 11:09:16 AM  
I blame the parents.
 
2012-02-24 11:12:50 AM  

Msol: Gen Y starts in the mid-70s now? WTF?


i'm not sure what exactly delineates gen y or z, but born in the mid 70s puts them squarely in gen x, coming of age in the early 90s, covered in flannel and angst.
 
2012-02-24 11:13:00 AM  
Generation coont?
 
2012-02-24 11:13:07 AM  

Msol: Gen Y starts in the mid-70s now? WTF?


Now? It always has.

These generations are also the first to not care about privacy and think it's normal to have it violated in every possible way.
 
2012-02-24 11:15:02 AM  

Msol: Gen Y starts in the mid-70s now? WTF?


I thought the cutoff for X was the early 80s. I guess that means everyone in their 30s needs to stop being apathetic and smug, and start acting entitled.
 
2012-02-24 11:15:20 AM  
Mid '70's is Gen X. Whatever, I don't care.
 
2012-02-24 11:15:57 AM  
Gen X seemed to have a pretty high percentage of all those things. We were born late enough that we used computers (commodore 64 represent!), and early enough that we have careers now and can afford all the fun gadgets.

I'm 42 and I have a sweet gaming rig, iPad (about to get another when 3 comes out), Samsung Galaxy Tab plus 7" (for plane flights, better form factor than ipad), iphone 4s, and both work and home laptops.

So get off my lawn or my wireless security system will snap a photo of you and call the cops.

\HRMPH
 
2012-02-24 11:17:16 AM  
When is the early mid-1970's? June 1972 to July 1973?

That seems kind of specific.
 
2012-02-24 11:17:38 AM  

Msol: Gen Y starts in the mid-70s now? WTF?


According to Wikipedia (which is never wrong):

Generation X (also known as the 13th Generation and the Baby Busters) is the generation generally defined as those born after the baby boom ended. The term generally includes people born during all or part of the 1960s: According to Strauss-Howe generational theory, 1961 is the starting point, though other sources, including the U.S. Census Bureau, consider it to have started in the mid-1960s. It ends in late 1970s to early 1980s, usually not later than 1981 or 1982. The term has also been used in different times and places for a number of different subcultures or countercultures since the 1950s.

Generation Y, the Millennial Generation (or Millennials), Generation Next, Net Generation, Echo Boomers, describes the generation following Generation X. As there are no precise dates for when the Millennial generation starts and ends, commentators have used birth dates ranging somewhere from the mid-1970s to the early 2000s (decade). Experts differ on the start date of Generation Y. William Strauss and Neil Howe use the start year as 1982, and end years around the turn of the millennium, while others use start years that are earlier or later than 1982, and end years that in the mid to 1993.

Generation Z, also known as Generation I, or Internet Generation, and Generation Text, and the "Digital Natives" by Marc Prensky and is the following generation. The earliest birth is generally dated in the early 1990s.
 
2012-02-24 11:18:59 AM  
Generation Z is still in diapers, dumbasses.

The new interconnected generation is all Millenials.
 
2012-02-24 11:19:50 AM  
Keep calling us whiners, Subby. We choose which old-folks home you spend the rest of your days.

/mmm...bedsores.
 
2012-02-24 11:19:59 AM  

vodka: Msol: Gen Y starts in the mid-70s now? WTF?

Now? It always has.

These generations are also the first to not care about privacy and think it's normal to have it violated in every possible way.


They've been drug-tested since they were born. They've had monitoring software on every computer they've owned. They've been poked, prodded and psychoanalyzed at every stage of life.

They don't know what privacy is.
 
2012-02-24 11:20:35 AM  
i149.photobucket.com
Some Gen Y-ner sent me an animated gif of a flaming bag of poo to my smart phone.
I broke the thing trying to stomp out the fire! G'damned kids!
 
2012-02-24 11:21:37 AM  

libranoelrose: When is the early mid-1970's? June 1972 to July 1973?

That seems kind of specific.


Yeah. I was born in April 1972. I thought I was smack dab in the middle of Generation X.
 
2012-02-24 11:23:04 AM  
I've always hated the trying to put labels on entire generations. People are born everyday so finding starting and stopping places for different generations always struck me as dumb. There are some social movements that seem to happen to certain people. Baby boomers after WWII, Vietnam protests, Occupy Wallstreet are some examples but even within these there is huge age diversity. Writing stories about Generation _____ is a way for media outlets to have an easy story on a slow news day.
 
2012-02-24 11:23:26 AM  
I'd like to thank everyone for coming out to this week's "The Younger Generation Is Lazy / The Older Generation Is To Blame For Everything" Symposium. There's coffee in the reception hall and please remember to pick up your gift bag at the exit.
 
2012-02-24 11:24:11 AM  
Considering that "Generations" are all about market segmentation this will make things easier for advertisers to sell you people a bunch of crap you don't need by appealing to your desire for navel-gazing.

You're special and different because you were born in a certain time period. Now buy this, asshole.
 
2012-02-24 11:24:25 AM  

netweavr: vodka: Msol: Gen Y starts in the mid-70s now? WTF?

Now? It always has.

These generations are also the first to not care about privacy and think it's normal to have it violated in every possible way.

They've been drug-tested since they were born. They've had monitoring software on every computer they've owned. They've been poked, prodded and psychoanalyzed at every stage of life.

They don't know what privacy is.


I disagree. All those things have been done to me and it has made me value my privacy even more. We have also learned how to avoid all that monitoring and to determine what is and is not a threat to our privacy.
 
2012-02-24 11:28:39 AM  

burndtdan: Msol: Gen Y starts in the mid-70s now? WTF?

i'm not sure what exactly delineates gen y or z, but born in the mid 70s puts them squarely in gen x, coming of age in the early 90s, covered in flannel and angst.


This.

/1976
 
2012-02-24 11:30:20 AM  

oldfarthenry: [i149.photobucket.com image 453x302]
Some Gen Y-ner sent me an animated gif of a flaming bag of poo to my smart phone.
I broke the thing trying to stomp out the fire! G'damned kids!


LOLOLOLOL
 
2012-02-24 11:31:01 AM  

Walker: Generation X (also known as the 13th Generation and the Baby Busters) is the generation generally defined as those born after the baby boom ended. The term generally includes people born during all or part of the 1960s: According to Strauss-Howe generational theory, 1961 is the starting point, though other sources, including the U.S. Census Bureau, consider it to have started in the mid-1960s. It ends in late 1970s to early 1980s, usually not later than 1981 or 1982. The term has also been used in different times and places for a number of different subcultures or countercultures since the 1950s.


So being born in 1964 puts me either in Gen-X, or the very last year of the Boomers.

When I think of Boomers, I think of the people who went to Woodstock or snorted lots of coke down at Studio 54 in the '70s.

I think I'll go with the Xers.
 
2012-02-24 11:31:41 AM  
What a nice way to end the article.
 
2012-02-24 11:31:44 AM  

Been Jammin Mon: Keep calling us whiners, Subby. We choose which old-folks home you spend the rest of your days.

/mmm...bedsores.


Just don't forget to rub ointment on my prolapsed bowel twice a day.
 
2012-02-24 11:31:54 AM  

Julieahni: libranoelrose: When is the early mid-1970's? June 1972 to July 1973?

That seems kind of specific.

Yeah. I was born in April 1972. I thought I was smack dab in the middle of Generation X.


Same here.

/late 71
 
2012-02-24 11:32:09 AM  
So much win in this headline.
 
2012-02-24 11:33:48 AM  
Nielsen: Yes, Generations Y and Z are more, ya know, connected

mimg.ugo.com

hotlink
 
2012-02-24 11:35:45 AM  
Gen X - mid 60 to late 70's
Gen Y - Late 70's late 80's
Gen Z (Gen C) - 90's-present I guess
 
2012-02-24 11:36:22 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Considering that "Generations" are all about market segmentation this will make things easier for advertisers to sell you people a bunch of crap you don't need by appealing to your desire for navel-gazing.

You're special and different because you were born in a certain time period. Now buy this, asshole.


thatwasmykil.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-02-24 11:38:29 AM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: So much win in this headline.


Yeah I'm still pissed off at the Gen Yers. Because of their whining about how difficult WoW is they caused Blizzard to put rainbows in Diablo 3, and get rid of a lot of the character stat progressions.

i181.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-24 11:38:55 AM  

Some Beer Snob: I'd like to thank everyone for coming out to this week's "The Younger Generation Is Lazy / The Older Generation Is To Blame For Everything" Symposium. There's coffee in the reception hall and please remember to pick up your gift bag at the exit.


The former part of your quote is a rather common branding for nearly every generation at some point or another -- the latter part is really just true for the Baby Boomer generation. In fact, I've never actually seen an older generation blamed for much outside of being closed-minded throughout history -- until the Baby Boomers, of course. But let's face it, they're uniquely qualified for the distinction.

I've noticed lately that many Baby Boomers have given up claiming their generation is blameless -- and now have started doing the Patriots defense. Which is basically claiming that everyone else is doing it, so it's the system that's at fault rather than having to admit to any personal accountability.
 
2012-02-24 11:38:56 AM  

ModernPrimitive01: I've always hated the trying to put labels on entire generations.


I agree, It is as if the baby boomers had to attempt to give a catchy nickname to everyone who followed them. Seems like every new generation name brings some kind of hand wringing.
 
2012-02-24 11:39:16 AM  
Have we gotten to the point where bitter old bastards forget they too were miserable to be around as kids? Because I love that part of Fark
 
2012-02-24 11:41:03 AM  
i185.photobucket.com

i220.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-24 11:47:08 AM  
cdn.screenrant.com

Generation Z?
 
2012-02-24 11:50:28 AM  
There are two very different types of Gen X's: Gen X 1.0 and Gen X 2.0
basically it boils down to this: Did you ever use a computer/learn about computers in grade school or high school?


upload.wikimedia.org

upload.wikimedia.org

upload.wikimedia.org

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-02-24 11:55:34 AM  
Eh, I'd rather have generation C++.
 
2012-02-24 11:57:43 AM  
heh heh.. Tablets. Maybe C should stand for 'Chumps'.
 
2012-02-24 11:59:28 AM  

burndtdan: Msol: Gen Y starts in the mid-70s now? WTF?

i'm not sure what exactly delineates gen y or z, but born in the mid 70s puts them squarely in gen x, coming of age in the early 90s, covered in flannel and angst.


Don't forget ironic detachment. I looooves my ironic detachment.
 
2012-02-24 11:59:37 AM  

Nebulious: Eh, I'd rather have generation C++.


It's like generation C but bigger, slower and with a syntax that is utterly stupid.
 
2012-02-24 12:01:20 PM  
How do I join "Generation GFY" and stop having anyone over 40 judge me based on useless and baseless stereotypes?

I'm sick of hearing about how "great" the Boomers want to write their own history as being. Every global problem we've had in the past 3 decades has been the fault of a "Boomer", so yeah, great job Dad. Now the Gen Xers get to be the next ones to cast their noses down on everyone younger than them while they rape and pillage the rapidly decomposing corpse of "fair capitalism" until it's just a joke that doesn't even get told at scuzzy midwestern bars.

And what is the under-30 crowd left with? I'll let you know when I'm still paying off my house and working full time when I'm 70.
 
2012-02-24 12:03:23 PM  

Dogfacedgod: Gen X - mid 60 to late 70's
Gen Y - Late 70's late 80's
Gen Z (Gen C) - 90's-present I guess


No, Gen Y goes from late 70s to around 1995.

Also, Subby...

www.abc.net.au

We're lazy and give up when it gets too hard?
 
2012-02-24 12:06:21 PM  
"Which makes them sort of like a lazy two-piece Voltron"

At least they're not that stupid 3-piece Voltron II:

i257.photobucket.com

/yes I had it
//I had no idea how to make it fun to play with
 
2012-02-24 12:10:33 PM  

Seraphym: "Which makes them sort of like a lazy two-piece Voltron"

At least they're not that stupid 3-piece Voltron II:

[i257.photobucket.com image 480x640]

/yes I had it
//I had no idea how to make it fun to play with


One word: Firecrackers.
 
2012-02-24 12:14:28 PM  

vodka: Msol: Gen Y starts in the mid-70s now? WTF?

Now? It always has.


www.enchantedbros.com
 
2012-02-24 12:15:44 PM  

burndtdan: Msol: Gen Y starts in the mid-70s now? WTF?

i'm not sure what exactly delineates gen y or z, but born in the mid 70s puts them squarely in gen x, coming of age in the early 90s, covered in flannel and angst.


Ya, that's where I stopped reading. Obviously a Gen Y author who wants to be as cool as Gen X, but is too lazy to even check facebook.
 
2012-02-24 12:15:56 PM  
i.imgur.com

/Currently applying to burger-flipping-type jobs anyhow
 
2012-02-24 12:16:04 PM  

Julieahni: libranoelrose: When is the early mid-1970's? June 1972 to July 1973?

That seems kind of specific.

Yeah. I was born in April 1972. I thought I was smack dab in the middle of Generation X.


You are. I am an early X'er '66. My first PC was in my freshman year of highschool. We usherd in the electronic revolution. I have much more in common with Y's and Millennials than I do Boomers.
 
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