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I’m curious about how many of us on the forum are Gen X. Where my peeps at?
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I’m an early Gen X model, born before the Moon landing, but not early enough to remember it. 1968
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i'm a cusp baby btwn boomer and X.
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Can someone write me a list of all the gens and when the dates are? I’m of an age now when I didn’t even know I have a gen (don’t define me!! :evil: ). Or maybe I knew once and just forgot :lol:
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@missF This from Wikipedia:

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Thanks! So does this mean I can scoff at millennials now? :lol:
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No point. They wouldn’t understand.
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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.
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According to my wife I have the mind set of a Victorian.
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I'm a millennial but mid-80s so feel these don't really represent the generation that well.

I know how to fix a cassette tape with a pencil, use a rotary phone and remember a time with no internet, mobile phones etc but someone born in 1996 is a different generation it feels.

I am also old before my time :lol:
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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?
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There is quite a difference between being born in 1965 and 1980 but one still is a Gen X. 1972 in my case.
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JAFO wrote: Mon Mar 27, 2023 7:53 am According to my wife I have the mind set of a Victorian.
Pugin, Morris, Rossetti, Brunel, Trollope…not a bad thing! :D
sproughton wrote: Mon Mar 27, 2023 9:21 am For Gen X/boomers, is there the same disparity across 'your' generation?
Not so much, I suspect. I was born somewhat over halfway through the boomer period, and fundamentally it was still what we might call an analogue world. I remember the introduction of colour TV in the UK, cassettes, pocket calculators, primitive ATMs, quartz watches… I think many of the innovations of the time were life enhancing rather than life changing.

At university we wrote essays by hand and found out information by going to libraries and learning to use the catalogue. We bought things in shops, booked holidays at the travel agent’s, and read printed newspapers. To call my parents I used to find a quiet phone box, put 2p in the slot, and give them the number so that they could call me back. It was cheaper than reversing the charges via the operator. Oh, we wrote letters, too. The youngest boomers were at university in the 80s, and things were still fundamentally the same – mobile phones were huge, expensive and hadn’t yet reached the masses, and the Internet was still several years away.
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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.

No phones so had to come home when the streetlights came on but rode our bikes everywhere.

I also know who the lead singer of the band Generation X was.
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Mon Mar 27, 2023 9:42 am
JAFO wrote: Mon Mar 27, 2023 7:53 am According to my wife I have the mind set of a Victorian.
Pugin, Morris, Rossetti, Brunel, Trollope…not a bad thing! :D
sproughton wrote: Mon Mar 27, 2023 9:21 am For Gen X/boomers, is there the same disparity across 'your' generation?
Not so much, I suspect. I was born somewhat over halfway through the boomer period, and fundamentally it was still what we might call an analogue world. I remember the introduction of colour TV in the UK, cassettes, pocket calculators, primitive ATMs, quartz watches… I think many of the innovations of the time were life enhancing rather than life changing.

At university we wrote essays by hand and found out information by going to libraries and learning to use the catalogue. We bought things in shops, booked holidays at the travel agent’s, and read printed newspapers. To call my parents I used to find a quiet phone box, put 2p in the slot, and give them the number so that they could call me back. It was cheaper than reversing the charges via the operator. Oh, we wrote letters, too. The youngest boomers were at university in the 80s, and things were still fundamentally the same – mobile phones were huge, expensive and hadn’t yet reached the masses, and the Internet was still several years away.
^^ I'm in the boomer gen from 1950s and this describes the times better than I could.
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