10-07-14 09:28 PM
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  1. kthhrrsn's Avatar
    This!!! Behind Apple's blockbuster sales numbers are massive promotions by the carriers. That is not a sustainable strategy. I haven't seen anything new from Apple since Siri, and if that keeps up, it won't be long before the market starts looking for cooler pastures.

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    It's ridiculous how Apple continues to tweak the same basic product & they get so much credit. IPhone, Ipod touch, ippad, iPad mini, iPhone 6 & 6 plus- all the same thing in different sizes...

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    10-07-14 01:25 AM
  2. NYTOC83's Avatar
    Actually... no, I am going to be 32 soon and most people between 32-35 are the tail-end of the Gen-X. It's different in the U.S. compared to Canada and other places around the world. I actually saw these changes happening while I was in school. I still used type writers up until 1997 into High School; the following year, when my sisters' generation entered our high school, they got computers as they had been using them from 1995-1998 in middle school. And they were all Apple computers too. I had been using IBM computers in school. My sister and I are only a year apart yet changes were happening internally through the system. I cannot consider myself a Gen-Y or Millennial because the description or age understanding of what both those generations have lived through do not apply to those whom I grew up with and what we went through. It's really a small gap of a year that separates the two generations globally.
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    10-07-14 03:21 AM
  3. deremi's Avatar
    60-70 are Baby boomers
    70-85 are Gen X
    85-99 are Gen Y
    2000-Now are probably milennials.
    At least that's what I think.
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    10-07-14 03:37 AM
  4. NYTOC83's Avatar
    It's suppose to be 1961-1981 for Gen-X.. (the boomerang generation). There's a lot more than just "MTV" and other social movements that would have affected that time period, but the media (tv shows) also held this up. I was watching re-runs of Doctor Who, the old Batman (Adam West), shows like Family Ties, Silver Spoons, Golden Girls, Perfect Strangers (late 80's). All these shows had a sweep effect and so many other musical groups too, I grew up listening to New Kids On The Block, Color Me Badd.. Prince, Cover Girls, Expose'.. Lionel Richie and MJ, Madonna.

    I remember going down to Queens Park in High School (school-walk out) to protest against Mike Harris, our government then was so messed up.. wait was it him? Teens.. don't walk-out anymore, I don't know if it's because of a zero tolerance attendance thing, but I know when we protested and walked out of classes to defend our rights, we got our voices heard. Gen-Y and Milli's.. don't do things at face value anymore, they do it socially. I suppose it's the same results, but it's how they get there and how long it takes them to get things done. I'm pretty sure the last "student walk-out" in Ontario was 1997.

    What's funny is, my cousins who are in a few years heading into their 40's, are showing their children shows from the 70's and 80's. This tells me that Gen-X parents are teaching to their children the morals and values they grew up with, so we won't see particular changes in society that happened 30-60 years ago occur for another 15-20 years. This may actually have an effect on the Milli's and Alpha generations. I am starting to see so many teens with BlackBerry Z10's it's not even funny. It's.. "Cool" to them to be able to have a device that knows their thoughts but at the same time, they are kinda worried it thinks for them.

    BlackBerry is moving in a good direction, most young folks in their early-mid 20's will just be getting into their careers and will not want to be associated with children/teens who also have iPhones. They'd want something that separates them from being childish and that's where BlackBerry's stylistic form of phones will appeal to them.
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    10-07-14 04:13 AM
  5. nhanken's Avatar
    LoL I still remember taking keyboarding classes and we used typewriters & didn't get to use computers in any classes yet in 1995.

    Actually... no, I am going to be 32 soon and most people between 32-35 are the tail-end of the Gen-X. It's different in the U.S. compared to Canada and other places around the world. I actually saw these changes happening while I was in school. I still used type writers up until 1997 into High School; the following year, when my sisters' generation entered our high school, they got computers as they had been using them from 1995-1998 in middle school. And they were all Apple computers too. I had been using IBM computers in school. My sister and I are only a year apart yet changes were happening internally through the system. I cannot consider myself a Gen-Y or Millennial because the description or age understanding of what both those generations have lived through do not apply to those whom I grew up with and what we went through. It's really a small gap of a year that separates the two generations globally.


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    10-07-14 05:31 AM
  6. Ed Gar's Avatar
    I am Generation ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPassport
    What's an assport?
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    10-07-14 05:58 AM
  7. cooper_tor's Avatar
    You make us sound like Women or cats.

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    Rotfl

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    10-07-14 07:48 PM
  8. CecilTsunami's Avatar
    LoL I still remember taking keyboarding classes and we used typewriters & didn't get to use computers in any classes yet in 1995.





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    At least you were spared the transition then. Up to 9th grade we had to take computer classes on outdated pre-windows.... I don't even know what they were. So much energy wasted typing up simple programs line by line....cut to grade 10, computer lab suddenly filled with Windows machines none of us had a clue how to use.

    Oh well, at least I learned how to type.

    These stories of change kind of pale in comparison to the tales my grandparents told. Although the younger generation does seem horrified when I retell how I had to get up and twist the vice grips to change the tv channel.

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    10-07-14 09:28 PM
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