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Technology is Speeding Up the "Generation Gap"

Remember the old "generation gap" between parents and children, based on the differences between life experiences, which in turn was based on the technology available to each person when growing up? Now the generation gap is becoming more like between SIBLINGS.

There used to be a major difference in gadgetry between parents and children, about thirty, or at least twenty, years apart in age. Now, a "new generation" of gadgetry is more like five to ten years, or the difference between many sets of siblings. Cell phones are basically "yesterday." Now it's iphones and ipods that are "in."

Time was, when differences in techonology spanned whole lifestyle generations, e.g. the World War II generation, born in the 1910s and early 1920s, the Silent (civil rights) generation born between the mid 1920s and mid 1940s, and the Boomers, born from the late 1940s to early 1960s.

And the real gap is now not between "generations" per se, but between first and last wavers for the same generation; say, members of the so-called Millennial generation born in the mid1980s, versus those born in the mid-1990s. Or between  "Homeland Security" members born just after 9/11 (2001) and those born about now.