I've always found it interesting the nicknames assigned to certain generations and the way they are divided up.
I was born in 1986. Born a bit too late to be considered part of Generation X (which is considered to have ended about 1982), I am officially Generation Y, an older member of the generation known as the Millennials, who are considered to be those born from about the mid-80's to mid-90's. We are also called "Echo-Boomers," because so many of us are the children of baby-boomers. We are also the last generation that will remember a time before the internet. (Way to make a 25-year-old feel like an old lady!)
In fact, I do remember a time before the internet was commonplace. I remember commercials on TV talking about the "Information Super Highway." I remember the noise our first dial-up internet connection made, and how I had to disconnect from the internet when anyone in the house needed to make a phone call, and how once during the summertime my mother came rushing home from work in a panic because my brother and I hadn't answered the phone when she called--but it turned out we had just been online.
1965. Which puts me squarely in Generation X.
Not only am I old enough to remember a time before the Internet, I can remember not even having a phone in our house till I was eleven or so, and making do with a crappy black and white telly because we couldn't afford colour!
EDIT: depending on who else happens along, this could end up becoming an online reprisal of Monty Python's Four Yorkshiremen sketch
Ah yes, those wild lawless days of the previous century when the internet was finally wiggling out of its nerds only phase, when Al Gore was the sheriff and aol was the most wanted cattle rustler. I remember that great service aol offered too. I can still here those electronic words as if it were yeasterday. 'You've got mail', it would say, followed a quarter second later with, 'Goodbye'. Yep those were the days, back when levitating was easier than downloading a picture.
As for my generation, I'm Generation X. My profile pic is from 1977, when I was 3, during my brief modeling career. So, I was in college when the whole aol.com vs. aolsucks.com was happening. I am old enough to remember when video games were two yellow dots on a blue background. I also remember when the newscasts had real news on them. I also remember those analog cable boxes and everyone was like, 'wow! Big stuff!' Nowadays I look at our tv with the digital cable box and it almost looks like a memorial to a lower dimensional existence.
Ha! Oh, the video games of generations passed! My brother had a Super Nintendo system for a while, then when Nintendo 64 came out, he had that. But we never got any further than that.
My family's first computer was one of those green-screen dealies with a disk drive and all, where every program had to be loaded and run separately. When we got a computer with a color screen, that was really exciting. I was in middle school when we got a computer with a CD-Rom drive. One of the games that came with our computer was called "Li'l Howie's Playhouse," and my younger brother was a bit older than the target age. But we both played it because the graphics and animation were so cool that we didn't even mind the painfully easy math and reading questions.
Yeah I remember those green screen dealies. Back when a computer was basically just a giant calculator. And SuperNintendo doesnt seem that long ago. I was thinking more about Atari2600 or the totally stoneage Pong!
Yep Pong, literally a few lines and dots on single color screen.
Hate to say it, but I was there to see one of the first fax machines installed - it took 12 minutes per page.
A Baby Boomer ,i was born between 1946 and 1964.Thank God,i was not a hippie.Wishing massive success 2 your generation.
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