Hmmmm…since we’re naming generations

I saw a thing on 20-20 tonight about the Millennials. I had never heard that term for people born between 1984 and 2000.

Big A was born in 2000, and I think her group should get a new term…

How about PMSers. Post millennimal sophisticators?

I’m only saying it half joking. She is in a group that never really has to “learn” the technology, or think much about how it’s origins or introductions. It just exists. They just are very, very, very comfortibly handling it and not seeing what most of the fuss is about. Most things are intuitive when it comes to computers and they don’t need to “adopt” much.

How about the I-Generation. Integrated into their lives is HD, digital video, laptops, cell phones and, well, you get the point. Again, something needs to describe the fact that any kid born from 2000 forward just really isn’t all that impressed by stuff from a “how the world works” standpoint.

But I was thinking about this, especially seeing that Big A was so impressed by the tornados and she watches NASA channel with ease, I think her generation could be the over-the-hump-generation in a way. Maybe it’s the generation that takes all these tools we have and does such amazing things with them we can’t even imagine at this point. I mean, think about it: There is the most amazing erector set in the world at their fingertips with almost zero learning curve of how it just is part of life.

When I was eight I was impressed playing pong. When I was 18 I was impressed with a cable TV. When I was 28 I was impressed with a laptop. When I am 38 I am impressed with wireless access. She is eight and she sees science and discovery and pretty much deposits all that technology in her back pocket like it has existed forever, because, in her eight years, it has, actually.

Yeah…I’d vote for the Integrated Generation or Gen I, or something like that.

3 Responses to “Hmmmm…since we’re naming generations”

  1. Craig Says:

    How about Egeneration, or iGen?

  2. Craig Says:

    I also think that Generation Y is a misnomer and needs to be renamed. Gen X is so because of 10 generations (20 years each) from the founding of the US. So roughly 1960 – 1980. The next generation should be XI based on Roman Numeral, not on the alphabet. So is this generation part of that?

  3. e Says:

    Well, I guess I was operating on the principal that Y was accepted, but but I like GenXI. I never did like Y either…but now if they are just going to give them all names…1960-1980, 1980-2000, and 2000-2020…I like iGen. The trick will be who writes the best-selling book first.