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Posted by Brian Levine on 2000/12/27 12:29:00 US/Eastern

Re: A pointer to a web site on the Generation Jones concept, Brian Levine wrote:I was born in '56, I've been following the Generation Jones thang for several months and must say that while I would normally not be into this kind of thing, I think it actually is pretty cool, and matters. There is a huge group of us (GenJonesers were born from '54 to '65, and are I think 1 in 4 U.S. adults) mistakenly labeled as Boomers then as Xers and its pretty obvious to a lot of us whether we'd been sitting around talking about it or not, that we are not Boomers or Xers, and it seems to me that there are a lot of political, vcultural and economic implications to all this. The media certainly seems to think so--- I've seen GenJones discussed on several national TV shows as well as read a few articles about it. I even saw President-Elect Bush talking about Generation Jones a few months ago in a TV soundbite. In a way, who cares, but in a different way, we might as well have a collective identity that fits since we are going to get labelled generationally anyway, and I'm frankly sick of being called a Boomer since I certainly am not one.


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Re: Generation Jones
by Erin Barrett on 2000/12/27 12:56:00 US/Eastern

I'd never heard of Generation Jones until Aron posted it here. I'm technically supposed to be in the first wave of Gen X'ers, I think, but there's no connection there at all for me. Reading over Generation Jones, I had many more connections. Was it my older brother? Maybe. Regardless, it was nice to identify with something. Feelings of belonging, collective identity as you say, can be very important in my opinion.

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Re: Generation Jones
by Aron S-T on 2000/12/28 12:05:19 US/Eastern

Hey Brian, glad you noticed this too. I am amazed at your figure of 1 in 4 adults. Wow! That's a heck of a lot of purchasing power.

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Re: Generation Jones
by Elyse Rukkila on 2003/11/10 17:07:58 US/Eastern

I agree with all the characteristics, but it's rather a silly name, and we've had nothing but people forcing names on us. Why don't we come up with one instead of having a pop culture expert (even if he is part of us) tell us what our name is? I remember some people did say jonesing but others thought it was a really affected word...let's vote on a name--come up with ideas--my idea is the cyberpunk generation. Neuromancer hit home perfectly for me. Pharmaceuticals and all that:) I'd love some feedback on this:)

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