Re: Gen X

Subject: Re: Gen X
From: Kara Leigh Schubert <kschube -at- BGNET -dot- BGSU -dot- EDU>
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 1995 13:16:28 -0600

Hi everybody,

This is my pet peeve. I fall under the category of "Generation X," and I
really hate it. Just mentioning that phrase makes me cringe. In fact, I
recently went to a conference in which one of the speakers constantly
referred to my age group as Generation X. There were 5 students in this
session, and we were all turned off by the speaker. The speaker lost all
crebility in our eyes. (The speaker lost credibility in a lot of people's
eyes for a lot of reasons during that session.) Who wants to be labelled
"lazy and unmotivated?" My advisor, who happened to be in the audience as
well, raised her hand and calmly stated that none of the students present
were Generation X-ers. (She was a little quicker and nicer than I would
have been about it.) Hmmm, I guess she didn't do much of an audience
analysis before speaking. To be honest, I don't think anyone in my
generation is lazier than past generations.

Thanks for listening!
-Kara Leigh

Kara Leigh Schubert
kschube -at- bgnet -dot- bgsu -dot- edu 201 Hayes Hall
Technical Writer and Editor Bowling Green, OH 43403
BGSU Computer Services Documentation (419)372-7740

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