Bamboozled by Gen X,Y and Z?

Have you ever been bamboozled by talk of Gen X.Y and Z?

I looked it up on the internet and was surprised to find I was born the year before the Baby boomers! They start in 1947.

GEN X: 1963-1980

GEN Y: 1981-94

GEN Z: 1995-2009

GEN ALPHA: 2010-

This listing means that my children are all born in Gen X. That makes me laugh as Rebecca has always said her brother was different, being a Gen Y! I wonder who makes up such divisions and how they decide the cut off points? Are people really different depending when they are born?

It will be interesting to see how different out grandchildren in the Alpha generation differ from our grandchildren in the Gen Z grouping. Certainly they will all be computer literate and understand things we find complex.

I have just realized, last time I sent in stories to Penguin, I spent ages filling out the forms and didn’t complete the task properly. They asked for Pdf files, and I didn’t know how to do that, so just sent them.  I wasted my time as the files couldn’t be opened. This year I must do better. That is one New Year’s resolution, must do better! Are there others out there who find new technology difficult?

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18 thoughts on “Bamboozled by Gen X,Y and Z?

  1. bkpyett Post author

    Oh! It is a fantasy story. Written for young people who have lost someone (illness or accident). It hopefully will bring peace of mind.
    It is an adventure story fighting cyber bullying etc….
    The previous book was Enduring threads, a memoir.

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  2. M. R.

    Such a magnificent banner, Barbara! – he must be your husband, or you wouldn’t have the rights! [grin]
    Listen … you want tech help, you ask me. You can email me as per the address in my sidebar: but you might be confused by it … it’s marg1e@iinet.net.au.

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    1. bkpyett Post author

      Dear M.R., I related to your blog in every way! Sibling wise, politically and writing as an older writer.
      I noticed you published with Freemantle Press, so thought I might broach them with my manuscript….?
      Yes, he is my husband, a very tolerant man. Look forward to following your blog and hearing your thoughts.
      Barbara

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      1. M. R.

        They publish work only about West Australians or by West Australians, Barbara …
        Listen, please don’t forget to get in touch if you need help with anything IT-related, yes?

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      2. bkpyett Post author

        Thanks M.R. I appreciate your help! Random House recommended a publication that I must purchase to see who does publish this sort of thing.
        Maybe there’s a Tasmanian publisher who does Tasmanian writers.. shall investigate. IT things are confronting, so thanks for the offer!

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    1. bkpyett Post author

      So thrilled with your recommendation, Sparkonit! Thank you as it has helped me link up with others who are working towards the same goals.
      A big thank you, Barbara

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  4. Terri Webster Schrandt

    There are some discrepancies on the years of the generations. If you check out my blog you can get a clear picture of the four 20th century generations. Please search through my site for older posts about the generations. I will be interested in your opinion! Almost all sources say that the Baby Boomers were born between 1946-1964 (span of 18 years). Working from there and making sure there are 16-18 years in each generational span, you can get a better idea of the years when each generation were born. We lump the Silent and GI Generations, born prior to 1945, into the Traditionalist Generation. Members of Generation X were born between 1965-1981; and Millennials (sometimes referred to as Gen Y, etc) were born between 1982-2000 bringing them into the new Millennium (hence their name). Strauss and Howe, who wrote the original book, Generations, also suggest that the next generation, born between 2001- present (end year probably 2019), are the Homelanders. It is a fascinating subject.

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    1. bkpyett Post author

      Dear Terri,
      Thank you for your helpful feedback. I shall go to your site and investigate further. Up until now, I have been totally in the dark!
      Best wishes, Barbara

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      1. Terri Webster Schrandt

        Hi Barbara, I may know something about generations but I’ll be darned if I can add an archive widget to my page. Have a great night!

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      2. bkpyett Post author

        Glad to hear someone else is finding difficulties. I am a novice and finding total frustration not knowing how to organise my web site, even to get single spacing! I’m not up to widgets yet!

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