I was talking to an old friend last night. Well, he’s not that old, and I’m not either, at least that’s what we’d like to believe. Let’s just say we’ve known each other for over 25 years; that’s some history. We often fall into bouts of nonsensical banter and this was no exception. During the banter, however, he asked if I had ever heard of the recent concept of micro-generations. I said that yes I had, but I had to admit that really it sounded familiar, and that I’d neither read nor heard anything about it specifically.
So what is it?
It’s basically more academic mumbo-jumbo to tell parents that while there was a generation gap when we were growing up there is now a generation chasm growing so rapidly in front of us that we’re going to have a very difficult time keeping up. And what’s the bogey man in all of this? Technology, of course.