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(Omaha World Herald)   What millennials can tell their grandchildren about   (omaha.com) divider line 82
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2013-10-02 08:17:46 AM  
The blowing into a cart is still a thing. The Nintendo DS still uses ROM carts with electrical copper contacts which can corrode over time. As do other things like Leappads , etc...

Granted this is going the way of the dodo soon here, but my son will still have memories of it.
 
2013-10-02 08:30:42 AM  
14. Balancing your checkbook

Ugmmmm, okay, it might not be called a checkbook, but you damn well better still keep tabs on your account.

/know too many youngins that can't grasp this
 
2013-10-02 10:02:35 AM  
When I was a kid we actually had to TOUCH the damned touch screen with our thumbs for each letter. We didn't have it easy with brain-interfaced computers like you weak-kneed whippersnappers.
 
2013-10-02 10:02:45 AM  
When I was your age I was special. Everyone thought I was great. I didn't have to study and I still got smiley faces on my tests. I had participation trophies for all the sports I was signed up for.

I'm just saying. When you graduate from school, things are going to be pretty different from what you're used to.
 
2013-10-02 10:03:46 AM  
The last one is the most depressing.
 
2013-10-02 10:04:57 AM  
"And sonny, we drove cars that only got 20 miles to the gallon!"

"A gallon of water, gramps?"

"No, gasoline!"

"What's gasoline?"
 
2013-10-02 10:04:58 AM  
being born in 81 is confusing, seeing as how I have both traits from Generation X and Millenials apparently.
 
2013-10-02 10:05:44 AM  
When I was your age, we had so much fresh water around many people had personal pools of it just for swimming!
 
2013-10-02 10:08:27 AM  
UGHHHH clickbaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit!!!!!

But seriously, they went to a stock photo provider and just took the first thing for each search.  The "car window crank" is a house-window.  And the "cartridges you blow on" were SNES and N64, which stayed cleaner, and had better connections, thus didn't require that treatment.


ugh.
 
2013-10-02 10:09:11 AM  
And here I thought it was going to be about places taken over by rising oceans--Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC, New Orleans, and most of Florida.
 
2013-10-02 10:09:17 AM  

Rhino_man: The last one is the most depressing.


Sisqo? I'm not a fan or anything, but...
 
2013-10-02 10:10:04 AM  

ikanreed: UGHHHH clickbaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit!!!!!

But seriously, they went to a stock photo provider and just took the first thing for each search.  The "car window crank" is a house-window.  And the "cartridges you blow on" were SNES and N64, which stayed cleaner, and had better connections, thus didn't require that treatment.


ugh.


#22:  People biatching about articles that were slideshows.
#23:  People biatching about articles that WEREN'T slideshows.
 
2013-10-02 10:12:24 AM  
Pogs? i don't know about you, but paper maps make great posters for children and adults
 
2013-10-02 10:13:52 AM  

Burr: being born in 81 is confusing, seeing as how I have both traits from Generation X and Millenials apparently.


So sick of this shiat. A person born in the early 80s DOES NOT have the same worldview as someone born in the mid 90s. STOP LUMPING ME IN WITH THEM.
 
2013-10-02 10:17:07 AM  

grinding_journalist: Burr: being born in 81 is confusing, seeing as how I have both traits from Generation X and Millenials apparently.

So sick of this shiat. A person born in the early 80s DOES NOT have the same worldview as someone born in the mid 90s. STOP LUMPING ME IN WITH THEM.


I was born in '82 and I certainly associate more with Gen X stereotypes than millenial stereotypes.
 
2013-10-02 10:19:17 AM  

grinding_journalist: Burr: being born in 81 is confusing, seeing as how I have both traits from Generation X and Millenials apparently.

So sick of this shiat. A person born in the early 80s DOES NOT have the same worldview as someone born in the mid 90s. STOP LUMPING ME IN WITH THEM.


Oh yeah?  Well I was born in '87, and I remember ALL OF THOSE THINGS.
 
2013-10-02 10:21:03 AM  

Burr: being born in 81 is confusing, seeing as how I have both traits from Generation X and Millenials apparently.


I feel the same way despite being born in 86.
 
2013-10-02 10:23:14 AM  
Back in my day we had this thing called electricity. You could light up the whole room just by flicking a switch.

Now go bring the goats in for the night.
 
2013-10-02 10:25:12 AM  
This seems more like things Gen Xers can tell their grandchildren about.
 
2013-10-02 10:28:31 AM  
Not many of us will since not many of us can afford to have kids.
 
2013-10-02 10:33:41 AM  
Article not available.

Nope. Won't tell any of them about this
 
2013-10-02 10:33:41 AM  
Article no longer available for mobile, can any body help with a copy pasta?

/ born in 84, agree with the above sentiments
 
2013-10-02 10:33:50 AM  
Two more for the list:

Leela: Didn't you have ads in the 21st century?"
Fry: Well sure, but not in our dreams. Only on TV and radio, and in magazines, and movies, and at ball games... and on buses and milk cartons and t-shirts, and bananas and written on the sky. But not in dreams, no siree.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-02 10:34:40 AM  

grinding_journalist: Burr: being born in 81 is confusing, seeing as how I have both traits from Generation X and Millenials apparently.

So sick of this shiat. A person born in the early 80s DOES NOT have the same worldview as someone born in the mid 90s. STOP LUMPING ME IN WITH THEM.


Apparently identity crisis is a hallmark of your generation.

/My lawn. Get off it.
 
2013-10-02 10:37:06 AM  
Wow, an article that actually got the age of the millennial group correct. I thought it was going to be about 19 year old kids, but instead was actually stuff I did growing up. And it was very amusing, good job

/32
 
2013-10-02 10:37:37 AM  
I was born in 81 and I've never seen or even heard of longbox CD packaging. Maybe it never made it to Canada. Although I'm positive I'm going to be boring the little ones with tales of dial-up internet and before that BBSs.
 
2013-10-02 10:39:59 AM  
Voicemail? Is leaving a voice message on the way out?
 
2013-10-02 10:41:26 AM  

Ned Stark: Back in my day we had this thing called electricity. You could light up the whole room just by flicking a switch.

Now go bring the goats in for the night.


In all honesty, I think this i closer to the truth. Frequently, now, I find myself doing things (often eating or drinking something) that I'm fairly certain will be so expensive as to be completely impractical when I'm in my twilight years. Drinking fresh-squeezed Orange juice alongside bacon, ham, eggs, smoked salmon and biscuits with honey and jam? I fear that my son, let alone my grandchildren, won't be able to experience these things when they're older. Foods, especially luxury or imported, are going to be amongst the first things to go.

Soylent Green may be dated and cliché in and of itself, but the view on foodstuffs is prophetic.
 
2013-10-02 10:42:14 AM  
We need to split Generation Y from the tail end of Gen X and the beginning of the "mellenials".
 
2013-10-02 10:42:19 AM  
I don't remember long CD packaging (as a common thing, I've seen it here or there) or ever owning a home. Born in '85.

/I do remember having to go to a store to buy music
//and making tapes from my friends' CDs on my boombox-stereo thing.
///And then Napster hit.
 
2013-10-02 10:44:01 AM  
I love how they just kinda slipped home ownership in there between blowing on cartridges and Sisqo.  They didn't even save it for a big reveal at the end of the list.  That kinda makes it, like, extra-tragic.
 
2013-10-02 10:44:36 AM  

grinding_journalist: Ned Stark: Back in my day we had this thing called electricity. You could light up the whole room just by flicking a switch.

Now go bring the goats in for the night.

In all honesty, I think this i closer to the truth. Frequently, now, I find myself doing things (often eating or drinking something) that I'm fairly certain will be so expensive as to be completely impractical when I'm in my twilight years. Drinking fresh-squeezed Orange juice alongside bacon, ham, eggs, smoked salmon and biscuits with honey and jam? I fear that my son, let alone my grandchildren, won't be able to experience these things when they're older. Foods, especially luxury or imported, are going to be amongst the first things to go.

Soylent Green may be dated and cliché in and of itself, but the view on foodstuffs is prophetic.


Oh god, you've gone full Glenn Beck Alex Jones 'the end is near' full-retard. Society is not on the verge of collapse into chaos. You'll be able to buy bananas and oranges in twenty years.
 
2013-10-02 10:47:04 AM  

Russ1642: Oh god, you've gone full Glenn Beck Alex Jones 'the end is near' full-retard. Society is not on the verge of collapse into chaos. You'll be able to buy bananas and oranges in twenty years.


If only the same was true about Ecto-Cooler....
 
2013-10-02 10:48:22 AM  

Burr: Russ1642: Oh god, you've gone full Glenn Beck Alex Jones 'the end is near' full-retard. Society is not on the verge of collapse into chaos. You'll be able to buy bananas and oranges in twenty years.

If only the same was true about Ecto-Cooler....


My thinking is that the grandkids are going to have a far more awesome life than us and I'm so very jealous.
 
2013-10-02 10:49:41 AM  

Burr: Russ1642: Oh god, you've gone full Glenn Beck Alex Jones 'the end is near' full-retard. Society is not on the verge of collapse into chaos. You'll be able to buy bananas and oranges in twenty years.

If only the same was true about Ecto-Cooler....


Luckily someone figured out how to make your own.
 
2013-10-02 10:53:59 AM  

grinding_journalist: Ned Stark: Back in my day we had this thing called electricity. You could light up the whole room just by flicking a switch.

Now go bring the goats in for the night.

In all honesty, I think this i closer to the truth. Frequently, now, I find myself doing things (often eating or drinking something) that I'm fairly certain will be so expensive as to be completely impractical when I'm in my twilight years. Drinking fresh-squeezed Orange juice alongside bacon, ham, eggs, smoked salmon and biscuits with honey and jam? I fear that my son, let alone my grandchildren, won't be able to experience these things when they're older. Foods, especially luxury or imported, are going to be amongst the first things to go.

Soylent Green may be dated and cliché in and of itself, but the view on foodstuffs is prophetic.


Transporting food via container ship is cheaper than almost anything you can possibly imagine, like less than half a cent per pound cheap.  The locavores (sp?) forget to mention that is costs more in terms of energy to preserve seasonal harvests for a whole year than it does to transport seasonal harvests from different parts of the world around the globe.  Imported food isn't going anywhere.
 
2013-10-02 10:55:17 AM  

Russ1642: Burr: Russ1642: Oh god, you've gone full Glenn Beck Alex Jones 'the end is near' full-retard. Society is not on the verge of collapse into chaos. You'll be able to buy bananas and oranges in twenty years.

If only the same was true about Ecto-Cooler....

My thinking is that the grandkids are going to have a far more awesome life than us and I'm so very jealous.


I'd like to hang on until I have some chance at immortality but I'm not betting on it. I'm guessing though that unless something really bad happens we'll solve most of those problems by the end of this century.
 
2013-10-02 10:57:15 AM  
back in my day, we used to desire privacy.
 
2013-10-02 11:01:21 AM  

Rhino_man: grinding_journalist: Burr: being born in 81 is confusing, seeing as how I have both traits from Generation X and Millenials apparently.

So sick of this shiat. A person born in the early 80s DOES NOT have the same worldview as someone born in the mid 90s. STOP LUMPING ME IN WITH THEM.

Oh yeah?  Well I was born in '87, and I remember ALL OF THOSE THINGS.


Hence I refer to myself as generation XY (born in '79)...your childhood consisted of the same things as Gen X'ers...big wheels, playing outside, action figures, NO ELECTRONIC ANYTHING, phones only in two rooms in the house with a cord attaching it to a wall, maybe one-two TV's in the house, no cable/limited cable, memories of the cold war, VCRs, maybe computers in your elementary schools (the old Apple IIe), casette tapes and radio for music

then this is where the split starts to occur with Gen X, you would be a pre-teen/early teen in the late 80's/early 90's when personal computers started to appear, cell phones the size of your shoes, nintendos, the internet (AOL/dail up/BBS) was born, you had a pager in high school, cordless phones, cable, CD's and MTV

then when you are about college age you had high-speed internet, cell phones, tons of cable channels, napster, the boom of the internet, here is where you start to get Gen Y traits

you leave college and now you have smartphones, texting, facebook, cheap-ish laptops, wars that don't seem as ominous as the cold war hysteria of your youth. 9/11, electronic everything.

Gen XY truly appreciate technology since we grew up without it in our youth, then grow with it during our young adult years.  Due to our childhood we are reluctant to become dependent on it, can definitely recognize its value and have the tech roots to apply it well.
 
2013-10-02 11:04:02 AM  
would it really have been that big of a deal if the SNES cartridge had still been labeled?
 
2013-10-02 11:04:47 AM  

Obbi: Voicemail? Is leaving a voice message on the way out?


usually I just hang up and send an SMS with whatever I was going to say.
 
2013-10-02 11:06:27 AM  
20. What being a homeowner was like

Most millenials won't have to worry about telling that story. Many gen-X'rs won't even be able to relay that one.
 
2013-10-02 11:09:02 AM  

pute kisses like a man: back in my day, we used to desire privacy.


This. Whippersnappers saying that having everything public will make us all equal haven't thought about what small towns used to be like.
 
2013-10-02 11:10:44 AM  

GlobalThunder: Article no longer available for mobile, can any body help with a copy pasta?

/ born in 84, agree with the above sentiments


1. Signing onto AOL with dial-up Internet
2. Renting movies at a brick-and-mortar store
3. Longbox CD packaging
4. CD visors, binders, changers
5. Ripping your friends' CD collections
6. Remembering phone numbers
7. Paper maps
8. Not being able to use the phone and the Internet at the same time
9. When illegally downloading music was a really big deal
10. Voicemail
11. Encyclopedias
12. Alarm clocks
13. Crank on a car window
14. Balancing your checkbook
15. Rewinding
16. Pogs
17. VHS/DVD combos
18. The awkwardness of jogging with a portable CD player
19. Blowing into video game cartridges to make them work
20. What being a homeowner was like
21. Sisqo
 
2013-10-02 11:10:44 AM  

Hyjamon: Rhino_man: grinding_journalist: Burr: being born in 81 is confusing, seeing as how I have both traits from Generation X and Millenials apparently.

So sick of this shiat. A person born in the early 80s DOES NOT have the same worldview as someone born in the mid 90s. STOP LUMPING ME IN WITH THEM.

Oh yeah?  Well I was born in '87, and I remember ALL OF THOSE THINGS.

Hence I refer to myself as generation XY (born in '79)...your childhood consisted of the same things as Gen X'ers...big wheels, playing outside, action figures, NO ELECTRONIC ANYTHING, phones only in two rooms in the house with a cord attaching it to a wall, maybe one-two TV's in the house, no cable/limited cable, memories of the cold war, VCRs, maybe computers in your elementary schools (the old Apple IIe), casette tapes and radio for music

then this is where the split starts to occur with Gen X, you would be a pre-teen/early teen in the late 80's/early 90's when personal computers started to appear, cell phones the size of your shoes, nintendos, the internet (AOL/dail up/BBS) was born, you had a pager in high school, cordless phones, cable, CD's and MTV

then when you are about college age you had high-speed internet, cell phones, tons of cable channels, napster, the boom of the internet, here is where you start to get Gen Y traits

you leave college and now you have smartphones, texting, facebook, cheap-ish laptops, wars that don't seem as ominous as the cold war hysteria of your youth. 9/11, electronic everything.

Gen XY truly appreciate technology since we grew up without it in our youth, then grow with it during our young adult years.  Due to our childhood we are reluctant to become dependent on it, can definitely recognize its value and have the tech roots to apply it well.


'77 bro fist
 
2013-10-02 11:13:32 AM  

and Natasha: I don't remember long CD packaging (as a common thing, I've seen it here or there) or ever owning a home. Born in '85.


The longbox packaging for CDs was so that record stores could continue to use LP bins to display CDs. LPs being 12 inches tall, the little plastic CD box would fall to the bottom of an LP bin and never be seen again.

Later on, stores bought shallower shelves to display CDs, and opened and threw away the long boxes of their current inventory. It was packaging for the transition between shelving styles.

/my lawn is not so nice
 
2013-10-02 11:20:39 AM  

grinding_journalist: Ned Stark: Back in my day we had this thing called electricity. You could light up the whole room just by flicking a switch.

Now go bring the goats in for the night.

In all honesty, I think this i closer to the truth. Frequently, now, I find myself doing things (often eating or drinking something) that I'm fairly certain will be so expensive as to be completely impractical when I'm in my twilight years. Drinking fresh-squeezed Orange juice alongside bacon, ham, eggs, smoked salmon and biscuits with honey and jam? I fear that my son, let alone my grandchildren, won't be able to experience these things when they're older. Foods, especially luxury or imported, are going to be amongst the first things to go.

Soylent Green may be dated and cliché in and of itself, but the view on foodstuffs is prophetic.


exactly.  the routine stuff we take for granted won't go away, but it will be unattainable for the masses.
 
2013-10-02 11:22:37 AM  

Hyjamon: Gen XY truly appreciate technology since we grew up without it in our youth, then grow with it during our young adult years.  Due to our childhood we are reluctant to become dependent on it, can definitely recognize its value and have the tech roots to apply it well.


This. I've seen too much media software go in and out of style to leave my important photos/text in digital format only. Print that stuff out on paper and it becomes a physical object you'll have around for decades -- or longer.

And it's also easier for a lot of us "old" people to pick up on new software because it basically does the same thing we used to have to do by hand. "Cut and paste" used to literally (as cutting the sentences out with scissors and using paste or glue to stick them into a new location) be how you'd edit documents if you didn't want to type them all over again.

And speaking of typing, there was no "backspace" on a typewriter. To this day, I type fast but I compose slowly because I'm still used to that "prints as you type it" aspect of typewriters. If you want to avoid that tedious "cut and paste" action later,  you better know now what you want to say before you start banging away at the keys.
 
2013-10-02 11:22:57 AM  
i.imgflip.com
 
2013-10-02 11:23:26 AM  

Fano: pute kisses like a man: back in my day, we used to desire privacy.

This. Whippersnappers saying that having everything public will make us all equal haven't thought about what small towns used to be like.


Full of petty drama because everyone knew each others business?  Sounds familiar...
 
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