Gen X is just old millennials who don't wanna be in the argument

@thegibson @drwho @sophia Thought millennials straddled the y and z line somewhere, not entirely y or z...

@thegibson @drwho @sophia "According to this definition, the oldest millennial is 38 years old and the youngest is, or is turning, 23 years old in 2019."

@seven @drwho @sophia

Yeah, but I find some common ground with Millenials TBH.

I am on the young side of X.


@thegibson @seven @drwho were you very online young? Because seems pretty common for that demographic to have older millennials to identify more with z, and x/boomer to identify with millennials.
I guess ending up exposed to a lot more and quickly so hitting trends associated with newer gens as they emerge, whereas went mainstream slowly.

@sophia @seven @drwho

Was I online young?

as young as I could be.

BBS culture of the late 80's.

I was 12-13.

and I really don't appreciate being lumped in with the Boomers...Gen X was a demarcation though for sure... half fell to tradition, half fell to the new world emerging.

@thegibson @sophia @seven Same here. Made most of my friends (still friends, to this day) on BBSes. Ran a board until the BBS community pretty much vanished in '98.

@drwho @thegibson @sophia I miss the proper BBS scene, it's definitely not what it used to be. I don't miss paying by the minute for long distance, just to get a few kb of messages though... Some of the ascii art took like forever as well at 1200...

@thegibson @drwho @sophia I mean, yeah I paid... O_o I mean of courseI paid, it was illegal to not pay so I definitely paid... :P

@thegibson @drwho @sophia My poor neighbors, I dunno that I'll ever earn that karma back...

@drwho @thegibson @sophia Oh they didn't pay, I'm sure they figured out those jokers weren't making calls to bbs lines for hours in the middle of the night... Phreaks scamming calls was like so common then...

@thegibson @seven @drwho I was about 9 for online gaming and forums I think, got some level of identification with either side of millennial

@thegibson @sophia @drwho I mean anyone who's experienced content at 1200 baud knows whats up...

@thegibson @seven @sophia Aye. If not BBSes, x.25 PADs, or the odd UNIX system.

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