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Thursday, October 10, 2002

THE BURDEN OF THE 13TH GENERATION
After a brief bright spot known as the Dot-Com Boom (circa 1998-2001), it looks like Generation X is once again on the skids. Fortune Magazine is talkin' about my generation, and it's not a pretty picture. Our inherent slacker-ocity is catching up with us, as we're saddled with credit-card and college-loan debt that puts a damper on other aspects of life. Not to mention the scourge of Generation Y nipping at our heels. Sigh.

As for "13th Generation": it's an alternative term to the more popular GenX, one which I doubt many remember anymore. It refers to the determination that this group is the 13th American generation to be born since the Revolutionary War. I've never really understood how the boundaries of a generation are determined, anyway.