Saturday, October 06, 2007

OT: Read this only if you want to feel old

This has nothing to do with my weekend avocation, but Wired News finds a powerpoint presentation that explains the Navy's perspective on the millenial generation. It really has an interesting perspective of one generation's view of another. But this one snapshot sums up a lot of it. The interesting thing is that the audience for this must think this is new information.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it interesting that, if this PowerPoint is accurate, that the Navy Brass has yet to recognize that there are female sailors in the ranks these days . . .

Monday, October 08, 2007 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sort of thing has been going on this for probably about 50 years, since the invention of the teenager in the 1950s. The older generation has always been trying figure how the kids think and why they do what they do. That's probably an admirable goal. One thing that is somewhat odd about this PowerPoint presentation is the emphasis on consumer electronics - iPods, cell phones, video games. Are these gadgets really the big difference between these kids and the older generations? Do they really influence their cultural attitudes so much? One thing that strikes me when I walk around a college campus is that seems that 1/3 od the students are talking on their cell phones at any one time. But I still wonder if that's what makes that generation different from fuddy-duddies like me and if it really influences what they expect from an employer.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007 8:13:00 PM  

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