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  • Greatest Generation (1901-1924)

    1 0.79%
  • Silent Generation of the First Wave (1925-1930)

    0 0%
  • Silent Generation of the Second Wave (1931-1939)

    0 0%
  • Silent Generation of the Third Wave (1937-1942)

    0 0%
  • BOOM Generation of the First Wave (1943-1946)

    1 0.79%
  • BOOM Generation of the Second Wave (1947-1950)

    0 0%
  • BOOM Generaton of the Third Wave (1951-1954)

    0 0%
  • BOOM Generation of the Fourth Wave (1955-1958)

    2 1.57%
  • BOOM Generation of the Fifth Wave (1959-1960)

    0 0%
  • Generation X of the First Wave (1961-1964)

    0 0%
  • Generation X of the Second Wave (1965-1968)

    7 5.51%
  • Generation X of the Third Wave (1969-1972)

    9 7.09%
  • Generation X of the Fourth Wave (1973-1976)

    2 1.57%
  • Generation X of the Fifth Wave (1977-1981)

    22 17.32%
  • Generation Y of the First Wave (1982-1985)

    22 17.32%
  • Generation Y of the Second Wave (1986-1989)

    31 24.41%
  • Generation Y of the Third Wave (1990-1993)

    27 21.26%
  • Generation Y of the Fourth Wave (1994-1997)

    0 0%
  • Generation Y of the Fifth Wave (1998-2000)

    1 0.79%
  • Generation Z (2001 and after)

    2 1.57%
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  1. #51
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    I remember when the best recorded-music listening experience was from a high-end record player playing LPs. Cassette tapes weren't as good, but they were much more portable and less fragile. My older cousins still had some 8-tracks.

    Home computers? Please. Why would anybody want or need a computer in their home?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post

    Home computers? Please. Why would anybody want or need a computer in their home?
    Slightly older than me then. My brother had a Vic-20 (although he never let me touch it). I loved computer class, but now that I think about it, it's ridiculous how underpowered they were. Our teacher wanted us to simply get fascinated with just the idea of moving a cursor around (green on black screen, of course). She'd tape these handdrawn mazes on clear plastic sheets to the monitors just to make it "fun". And it was!

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    I love how they've run out of titles, so now it's letters I wonder what's after z, generation 1?
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    I was fourteen when my father brought home our family's first computer. It was an Apple IIe. It cost about $2500 and it had a monochrome screen and one floppy drive. You could get a second floppy drive but it cost extra. Our IIe was nifty because it had the fancy-dancy 80-column card, which enabled it to display 80 columns of text instead of the 40 columns in the older machines.

    It used a MOS 6502 chip for its main processor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    I was fourteen when my father brought home our family's first computer. It was an Apple IIe. It cost about $2500 and it had a monochrome screen and one floppy drive. You could get a second floppy drive but it cost extra. Our IIe was nifty because it had the fancy-dancy 80-column card, which enabled it to display 80 columns of text instead of the 40 columns in the older machines.

    It used a MOS 6502 chip for its main processor.
    I'm all envy... we had an Apple II+, we only DREAMED of lower case! (Yes, kids, that means we shouted in text all the time). I recently ran the Mac terminal program "Cathode," which faithfully reproduces an Apple II command line experience (only with a unix command line). Definitely took me back.

    Also, pixelfari is also retro fun. Takes me back to Netscape 1.0. Bug upgrade from gopher.

    Generation X, here... starting to feel like a gray hair at work.

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    Boom Generation of the 4th!!

    I'm the oldest...boo.

    I still own my original Nintendo..and the Atari 2600. The controllers need a little work, though.
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    my mom had a mac in the early 90s, I remember being 5 and sticking paper clips into the floppy drive. Yeah I got in so much trouble, I don't know what possessed me to stick paper clips in the floppy drive, maybe I wanted to see if they'd actually fit. It had kid pix on it, i loved that program.
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    Gen X Third Wave.

    I was just reading some quotes from Gen X the book. I liked...
    101-ism - the tendency to pick apart, often in minute detail, all aspects of life using half-understood pop psychology as a tool.
    2 + 2 = 5-ism - caving in to a target marketing strategy aimed at oneself after holding out for a long period of time: "Oh, all right, I'll buy your stupid cola. Now leave me alone."
    Japanese minimalism - the most frequently offered interior design aesthetic used by rootless career-hopping young people
    tele-parablizing - morals used in everyday life that derive from TV sitcom plots: "That's just like the episode where Jan lost her glasses!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    I was fourteen when my father brought home our family's first computer. It was an Apple IIe. It cost about $2500 and it had a monochrome screen and one floppy drive. You could get a second floppy drive but it cost extra. Our IIe was nifty because it had the fancy-dancy 80-column card, which enabled it to display 80 columns of text instead of the 40 columns in the older machines.

    It used a MOS 6502 chip for its main processor.
    Apple II? I remember that my Elementary school had a whole bunch of Apple II and Apple II+ systems, and had us play games and educational tools, each one on its own floppy disk. They looked kind of like NES games. Also, wasn't the MOS 6502 the same processor that the NES used? It was a cheap Z80 clone, but it worked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDude View Post
    X 5th Wave..

    I've heard 1977 and down was actually Y though. I feel like a little of both.
    Me too, gen x, 5th wave

    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    I was fourteen when my father brought home our family's first computer. It was an Apple IIe. It cost about $2500 and it had a monochrome screen and one floppy drive. You could get a second floppy drive but it cost extra. Our IIe was nifty because it had the fancy-dancy 80-column card, which enabled it to display 80 columns of text instead of the 40 columns in the older machines.

    It used a MOS 6502 chip for its main processor.
    I remember the first computer we had was some old used one, it was so heavy. Plus we lived on the fourth floor with no elevators. The monitor could be adjusted via an electronic motor. Very fancy. It was brown I think.....

    The shipyard where I took my education used a UNIX based system. 1993-1996.

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