I'm not a huge fan of labels and generic concepts to describe a whole new way of thinking and doing things, but it can't be argued that the people who constitute Generation Y are more often than not distinctly different from those who make up Generation X.

Move aside parents, your kids are coming...

Gen Y is taking over. The generation of young adults that's composed of the children of Boomers, Generation Jones, and even some Gen X'ers, is the biggest generation since the Baby Boomers and three times the size of Gen X. As the Boomers fade into retirement and Gen Y takes root in the workplace, we're going to see some big changes ahead, not just at work, but on the web as a whole.

-- Why Gen Y Is Going to Change the Web
I'm a bit odd in that I associate more strongly with GenY than GenX but I wouldn't class myself as an out-and-out digital native - maybe a naturalised digital native? (My vinyl and CD collections would vehemently argue against that, though).

Either way, put aside five minutes to read the full article on ReadWriteWeb, it's actually quite interesting. Your thought for the day :)


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