Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Generation X and Y

Douglas Adams (Yes, that Douglas Adams) said:

"Anything that is in the world when you were born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural way the world works.
Anything that is invented between the time when you are 15 to 35 is new, revolutionary, and exciting, and you can possibly get a career in it.
Anything invented after you are 35 is against the natural order of things."

Yesterday, I discussed the multi-tasking/always-on backlash and came to the conclusion that being on will continue to be a badge of honor. But, is that true for everyone?

Since Generation X and older didn't grow up with digital technology, these generations might have reached their threshold of connectivity. All the research and daily observations of Generation Y tells me, we only touched the surface.
the tech revolution ended for my mother with the VCR (Yes, it's still flashing 12:00). Where will it end for us? Myself?

For now, let's give a round of applause for the heroine of multi-tasking, Jennifer Connelly, as she's quoted:
"I do like to read a book while having sex. And talk on the phone. You can get so much done."

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