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mhhfive
mhhfive
1/11/2018 1:40:45 PM
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Re: issued.. but deployed?
Founders? Ugh. Wow. That sounds like a cult.... 

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Ariella
Ariella
1/11/2018 12:52:27 PM
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@mhhf1ve I suspected that Gen x just got its name b/c there was no name -- as in find X in algebra. But I like to ascertain things by looking them up and found  that Time ran an article on the subject: http://time.com/4131982/generations-names-millennials-founders/:

The next cohort — Generation X — gained the perception of being a slacker generation and more realist than their predecessors, and the moniker first came about from a Robert Capa photo essay from the 1950s. But it was popularized as a name for this group thanks to a 1965 book called Generation X as well as 1991 Douglas Coupland book called Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture.

The naming of Gen X began a rather lazy era of alphabetic generational names. Gen Y was soon used for those born between 1980 and 2000. In 1991, however, the term "millennials" was used in the book Generations, and the name eventually became widely accepted, helping Neil Howe become a preeminent expert on generations—and leading to half a dozen books written by Howe on millennials alone.

For this latest generation, Gen Z and Founders are just two of many names in the running for this post-millennial group, including iGen, Homelanders, Plurals, Posts, ReGen, and now, Founders. All of them attempt to reflect some aspect of what defines those roughly 14 years and younger today, whether it's their diversity, their reliance on social media, or their desire to fix what they see as a society disrupted. It just might take a generation to know which name will win out.

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mhhfive
mhhfive
1/11/2018 12:00:48 PM
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Re: issued.. but deployed?
Congrats.. that's a big milestone. (Who names these generations, anyway? Millenials and Baby Boomers make some sense, but X, Z?)

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Ariella
Ariella
1/10/2018 9:32:58 AM
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@mhhf1ve yes. We're not coming up to Gen Z entering college soon. I have one of those -- set to finish high school next year.

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mhhfive
mhhfive
1/10/2018 9:27:48 AM
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Re: issued.. but deployed?
This discussion reminds me to lookup the Beloit Mindset list -- which just informed me that the last of the millennials are just entering college. As well as a bundle of other tidbits that make me feel old.

It's a good read still: https://www.beloit.edu/mindset/

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Ariella
Ariella
1/10/2018 8:53:31 AM
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@mhhf1ve the site admits that there aren't completely clear boundaries between certain generations, so it just went with that as the earliest year. I'd probably have gone for 1980 just to have the decades clearly demarcated. 

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mhhfive
mhhfive
1/9/2018 9:06:38 PM
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Wow. I can't believe Millenials were born in 1977?? That doesn't seem right to me, but I guess the boundaries aren't exact.... 

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Ariella
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1/9/2018 5:43:53 PM
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@mhhf1ve You're right; it was founded in 1975,  and the Millenial genration was born only from 2 years after, according to this: http://genhq.com/generational_birth_years/. But if we go by the year in which it went public -- 1986-- then it would make the cut.

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mhhfive
mhhfive
1/9/2018 4:48:24 PM
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No way. Msft is at least 40yo, no? That's not a millennial. That's like Gen X or something.

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Ariella
Ariella
1/9/2018 3:36:31 PM
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@mhhf1ve Well, Microsoft may count as a Millenial and so expect praise for doing just what its job description entails.



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