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Generation M

March 2nd, 2006 · No Comments

Russell Buckley points to a Susan Mernit post who writes: “My generation draws the Internet as a cloud that connects everyone; the younger generation experiences it as oxygen that supports their digital lives. The old generation sees this as a poisonous gas that has leaked out of their pipes, and they want to seal it up again.”

Russell adds: “To the first true mobile generation (lets loosely say that theyre under 40, although in practice theyre a little younger), the mobile is something else entirely. Its the very engine of their social lives and centre of their attention most of the time. Without their mobile, theyd be no more capable of dating and maintaining a relationship or arranging to spend time with friends and actually managing to meet up with them on the day, than a Boeing 777 is of crossing the Atlantic without any engines.”

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