tech chances driving faster generation changes

Not buying all the conjectures and conclusions he draws [via Joe S], but I definitely agree that my freshman come from a distinctly different generation than the upperclassmen, despite being only a couple years apart. I see huge behavioral differences between groups less than five years apart based largely on when a given technology or service came into prevalence and their particular habits where formed, because once those habits are formed they tend to be more rigid for most people. It's also interesting seeing the blurring of these generation gaps with the geekier early adopters versus the resistant hold-outs. There are entirely different internet subcultures based simply on when people started surfing on a regular basis - it's all incredibly fascinating!

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