i am a millenial too

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  1. johnny k

    johnny k Poster Extraordinaire

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    I guess you are. No more ok boomer for you. :)
     
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    Gen Y is millennial but I think with how fast tech was growing during the 2000s it's produced a wider spectrum than most think.

    Edit: Prime example, @johnny k is 25 years older than me and we are both millennials.

    I'm on the border for millennials and Gen Z, born in '96. I don't really associate too much with either since I grew up with a computer (windows xp and onward) in the house and had "modern" gaming consoles (playstation and Xbox). But at the same time Facebook wasn't popular until I was a teenager and I wasn't a mad user either (and I still don't use social media apart from this place).
     
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    '81 is the cutoff so you might be ok ;)
     
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    I'm generation x, i've read somewhere that it's the best.....:D:D:D:D
     
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    If you were really gen x, you wouldn't care.
     
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  6. johnny k

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    yes you are.
     
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    Or buy gear online!!!! NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
     
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    I've met folks bent on showing their axe from every generation...and find I am a cross-generational axe myself---sometimes we have to grind them, but I prefer to focus upon the things we agree are important;).
     
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    That’s what I was saying, sorry if it was lost in translation.

    As a social science person with bad handwriting I am very disposed toward eliminating cursive and very opposed to eliminating social studies.

    Social studies is what made me understand why cursive is unnecessary!
     
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    It was. The current crop of young people are a lot more likable.
     
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    Bad news.....:cry::cry::cry:
     
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    I’m in the “Gen X” age demographic, but I didn’t really identify with a lot of the tropes and stereotypes.

    I felt like I was more of a “Lost Generation” holdover :p
     
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    Something happened to me today.
     
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    johnny k Poster Extraordinaire

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    Growing up, I was told repeatedly that I was the last of the Lost Generation. GenX was the best since them, but I think they might have been better. But young people are still more likable then either of us.
     
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    Joseph Heller can tell you about that.
     
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    That's so gen x.
     
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    i can read the clock...it's right there on any UTC derived device. :p

    but seriously. i find it really weird that boomers have this prideful attitude towards the technology of yesteryear cause some mouth-breather my age can't figure it out. when on the other hand, the average boomer is living in the dark ages, in a world where interfaces are more suited for the lowest common denominator than ever before.

    if i didn't know what a rotary phone was i could probably figure it out in 15 minutes. whereas i wouldn't bet 5 dollars on the average person in their 60s figuring out how to do something dumb like install ubuntu or use math formulas in excel. as a millennial you always get tasked with "troubleshooting," even though 95% of the time you are just as ignorant as the person asking, and that amounts to googling how to solve something - i'm not sure why someone 30 years my senior can't do the same?
     
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    To quote myself (and the other guy)

    The other guy: Wow! You're really good at this.

    Me: No, I'm good at Google.
     
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