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sproughton wrote: Mon Mar 27, 2023 9:21 am Obviously the labels don't really mean anything except for helping people be vitriolic on social media,
I think this is absolutely spot on. For me the only schism dividing the ‘generations’ is being born before internet or after internet. I consider myself obsolete but perhaps somewhat wise? Like someone should sit me down in a comfy chair and ask me about things like peace and clarity :lol: :lol:
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iain wrote: Mon Mar 27, 2023 9:53 am I’m Gen X, born in 1974. I remember tapes and pencils but was more a vinyl person. Played out more than in, but fondly remember manic miner on the Commodore 64.
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sproughton wrote: Mon Mar 27, 2023 9:21 am Also a millenial.

Obviously the labels don't really mean anything except for helping people be vitriolic on social media, but I've often wondered whether all generations have huge difference throughout them. I seem to have absolutely no life experiences in common with people born at the late end of the millenial timeline.

Mix tapes, getting the family's first PC, dial-up internet, using a landline to arrange a time to meet and then having to actually stick to it because you had no way of letting the other person know you were running late...

For Gen X/boomers, is there the same disparity across 'your' generation?
Same, born 82, don't identify with the typical millennial trope.

I recognise the term Xennial more - having enjoyed an analog childhood but grown with the digital age.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xennials
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jkbarnes wrote:I’m curious about how many of us on the forum are Gen X. Where my peeps at?
Does it show a lack of social awareness that, when I first read the title of this Topic and your first post, I wondered what on earth you were referring to, Drew? :-k :-k

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RichM wrote: Mon Mar 27, 2023 7:34 am Gen X for me! Possibly also defined as knowing how to fix a cassette tape with a pencil and how to use a rotary dial telephone.
Slowly brother, you're speaking in tongues there! :lol:
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Baby boomer, loud and proud!

One of my earliest memories was of standing on the doorstep asking ma about these dark green ambulances and fire engines which drove past every Sunday morning.
"Oh that's the Civil Defence, they're practising for when the Russians drop an atom bomb on us. You needn't worry though 'cos we'll all be evaporated."
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tikkathree wrote: Mon Mar 27, 2023 3:42 pm
RichM wrote: Mon Mar 27, 2023 7:34 am Gen X for me! Possibly also defined as knowing how to fix a cassette tape with a pencil and how to use a rotary dial telephone.
Slowly brother, you're speaking in tongues there! :lol:
But then I don't understand pounds, shillings and pence which came into effect in 1971 (thanks Google!) in the UK. Literally no idea as a Gen Xer how that works!
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RichM wrote: Mon Mar 27, 2023 3:52 pm
tikkathree wrote: Mon Mar 27, 2023 3:42 pm
RichM wrote: Mon Mar 27, 2023 7:34 am Gen X for me! Possibly also defined as knowing how to fix a cassette tape with a pencil and how to use a rotary dial telephone.
Slowly brother, you're speaking in tongues there! :lol:
But then I don't understand pounds, shillings and pence which came into effect in 1971 (thanks Google!) in the UK. Literally no idea as a Gen Xer how that works!
Just to clarify so you youngsters don't get confused further - £, shilling and pence were in use for several centuries UNTIL 1971 when the change over to decimalisation came into effect. :D
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missF wrote: Mon Mar 27, 2023 10:27 am
sproughton wrote: Mon Mar 27, 2023 9:21 am Obviously the labels don't really mean anything except for helping people be vitriolic on social media,
I think this is absolutely spot on. For me the only schism dividing the ‘generations’ is being born before internet or after internet. I consider myself obsolete but perhaps somewhat wise? Like someone should sit me down in a comfy chair and ask me about things like peace and clarity :lol: :lol:
Or when you're as old as me is feels more like BC or AD.

Definitely a boomer though - whatever that really means.
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Mikkei4 wrote: Mon Mar 27, 2023 4:12 pm
RichM wrote: Mon Mar 27, 2023 3:52 pm
tikkathree wrote: Mon Mar 27, 2023 3:42 pm

Slowly brother, you're speaking in tongues there! :lol:
But then I don't understand pounds, shillings and pence which came into effect in 1971 (thanks Google!) in the UK. Literally no idea as a Gen Xer how that works!
Just to clarify so you youngsters don't get confused further - £, shilling and pence were in use for several centuries UNTIL 1971 when the change over to decimalisation came into effect. :D
That's a very important correction! Thank you! I've still no idea how it works though!
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Mikkei4 wrote: Mon Mar 27, 2023 4:12 pm
RichM wrote: Mon Mar 27, 2023 3:52 pm
tikkathree wrote: Mon Mar 27, 2023 3:42 pm

Slowly brother, you're speaking in tongues there! :lol:
But then I don't understand pounds, shillings and pence which came into effect in 1971 (thanks Google!) in the UK. Literally no idea as a Gen Xer how that works!
Just to clarify so you youngsters don't get confused further - £, shilling and pence were in use for several centuries UNTIL 1971 when the change over to decimalisation came into effect. :D

Pre 1971 Pounds, shillings and pence: £/S/D. Pound notes, silver coins for two and six, two shillings, (was there?) a shilling sixpence and copper coins threepenny bit, penny, ha'penny and farthing.
Post 1971 Decimal Pounds and pence £/p Pound coins, silver fifty pence, ten pence, five pence and copper two pence and a penny plus originally a halfpenny.
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I'm a baby boomer, but don't really understand the term. I thought it referenced post war randiness, so did that really continue to 1964? Personally, I think the 60's should be given their own era, so ground breaking was it. Not for thise born then, but something like aged 17 to 27 during the decade.
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tikkathree wrote: Mon Mar 27, 2023 5:09 pm
Mikkei4 wrote: Mon Mar 27, 2023 4:12 pm
RichM wrote: Mon Mar 27, 2023 3:52 pm

But then I don't understand pounds, shillings and pence which came into effect in 1971 (thanks Google!) in the UK. Literally no idea as a Gen Xer how that works!
Just to clarify so you youngsters don't get confused further - £, shilling and pence were in use for several centuries UNTIL 1971 when the change over to decimalisation came into effect. :D

Pre 1971 Pounds, shillings and pence: £/S/D. Pound notes, silver coins for two and six, two shillings, (was there?) a shilling sixpence and copper coins threepenny bit, penny, ha'penny and farthing.
Post 1971 Decimal Pounds and pence £/p Pound coins, silver fifty pence, ten pence, five pence and copper two pence and a penny plus originally a halfpenny.
in answer to your (was there?) - Yes there was. Also lovely old names for two & six coin = half a crown, two shillings = florin.
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tikkathree wrote: Mon Mar 27, 2023 5:09 pm
Mikkei4 wrote: Mon Mar 27, 2023 4:12 pm
RichM wrote: Mon Mar 27, 2023 3:52 pm

But then I don't understand pounds, shillings and pence which came into effect in 1971 (thanks Google!) in the UK. Literally no idea as a Gen Xer how that works!
Just to clarify so you youngsters don't get confused further - £, shilling and pence were in use for several centuries UNTIL 1971 when the change over to decimalisation came into effect. :D

Pre 1971 Pounds, shillings and pence: £/S/D. Pound notes, silver coins for two and six, two shillings, (was there?) a shilling sixpence and copper coins threepenny bit, penny, ha'penny and farthing.
Post 1971 Decimal Pounds and pence £/p Pound coins, silver fifty pence, ten pence, five pence and copper two pence and a penny plus originally a halfpenny.
... and a ten bob note!
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