Generation "X"

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Brokor, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Remember us?

    If you are between the ages of 30 - 43 years of age (as of 2010), then you are classified as a "Generation 'X'-er" Does anybody really know what this means? Silly social label, or something far more sinister?

    Check out this article from 1996 on Generation 'X' and tell me this doesn't run like some type of science experiment data sheet.

    So, on another note -I just watched the movie "Salt". Very interesting flick, really.
  2. UGRev

    UGRev Get on with it!

    Have a computer 48%
    Have a computer with modem 27%
    Use Internet/World Wide Web 17%


    if only 17% of the X'ers use the interweb, I'll eat my mouse.
  3. Byte

    Byte Monkey+++

    Lol way outdated info, UGRev!
  4. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Yeah dude, that's from 1996. I am still looking for more published information that is up to date to make a comparison. If anybody finds it, post it.
  5. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I found one discrepancy already. Or it's on purpose and I cannot discern...

    First article from 1996 reports 38 million Gen-X alive.

    Second article from 2004 reports 51 million.

    Unless I am missing something...does this mean we can come back from the dead?
    I mean -that's an enormous gap. It's supposed to go down, if anything else. Maybe the first article is reporting the actual number alive but the second in 2004 is reporting the total number born. This seems to work with other claims. I still need to find a recent update.

    GEN-X Demographics. Pretty good PDF.

    Another Gen-X Research in PDF.
  6. UGRev

    UGRev Get on with it!

    i just skimmed it, I didn't notice the pub date. I imagined it was current or Brokor wouldn't have linked it. Shame on you Brokor for making me look the fool.. it's not my fault.. that what it feels like to be a liberal? sucky feeling..

    How about. "Whoops.. I didn't see that, you guys got me ! :) "
  7. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    You Gen X'ers enjoy....I was reading the articles, and thought about me, being a baby boomer...and decided I'm not old...I am just delightfully retro..... [beer]

    (Don't you just love all these labels?? Sheeesh...)

  8. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    lol yes. Labels are sufferable. I was on a strange idea, really --that's why I posted it.

    It "seems" strange to me how the age groups (generations) are socially studied and analyzed. Patterns, trends, habits, life expectancy, credit, buying habits, health, psychological makeup, the list goes on and on.

    It just appeared to me that we are all being studied and carefully watched. I wanted to know to what extent. I guess I now have a better glimpse.
  9. fortunateson

    fortunateson I hate Illinois Nazis!

    They're examined because society is changing so rapidly.

    The Victorian era spanned from 1837 - 1901. So for 64 years, people lived a pretty predictable life relative to their social class. And that didn't change much from the previous century.

    Then, in the 20th century, life changes radically from decade to decade.

    Everyone has an interest in the way we're behaving - from ad men trying to hawk infomercial cr*p, to the PTB.

    This rapid change is predictive of an imminent collapse, and THEY KNOW THAT.
  10. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    Hmmm...I'm in that X group by age, but since I'm not American, I'm not worried... :D
  11. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Well, I am supposed to be a "Baby-Boomer", but my fuse fizzled out a good while ago. :rolleyes:

    Fourteen years since that article - so we are already into another generation after the "Xers"....... I can't keep track of them anymore.
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