Reading about Gen X this morning at nytimes.com made us want to share. Then we thought…how long will these links last? So here is what we decided – we would use a caveat: For those from the future who dare read this post, links and images may have fallen into the past and be irretrievable – do not be afraid – it will not really matter.
One more caveat: We are waiting to see if we were allowed to post this content. Time, like the generations, will tell. Enjoy – oh, and hurry.
We love the New York Times and, as usual, in this article we found so many well conceived and written ideas. The title may sound gloomy but you have to drop over there (while the link lasts) and see what fostered a generation of Long Phone Conversations (and how the cell phone ended those), tuning in and out with The Walkman (where did those git to), “Benetton’s advertising and freebie magazine, Colors, which humanized the color wheel and transformed a brand into a badge of belonging” (who doesn’t love that), Pagers (?), and so much more (34 topics and authors).
There is plenty of fashion because that is how generation after generation has expressed itself for eons. So do check out When Grunge Made Blue Collar Culture Cool, Miuccia Prada’s tiny backpack, and Supermodels.
Whether you were born yesterday or are getting too old to read, the section called Watching the Challenger Explosion on Live TV by Brian Thomas Gallagher is touching.
The gathering ends with a quiz to find out if you may be an “Xennial”
To us, the whole shebang was great and relatively quick to read…remember, we covered 15 years of history…1965 – 1980. And a favorite, “CDs drained the wallets of a generation…with almost no tangible or long-term benefit…a very few CDs became cool dresses…the rest…coasters and trash…and an entire generation learned to never trust again.” — by Choire Sicha