[Ads-l] "Gen Z" formalized at Pew

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 17 13:40:20 EST 2019


> The way things are going _anymore_

Is that a genuine positive anymore or a jocular one?

On Thu, Jan 17, 2019 at 1:28 PM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> One strategy for letter labels post-Z is to go with AA, BB, CC, etc.  The
> way things are going anymore, the next generation will definitely find AA
> useful.
>
> LH
>
> > On Jan 17, 2019, at 12:40 PM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> >
> > "Generation Alpha" is one suggestion.
> >
> > https://www.businessinsider.com/generation-alpha-2014-7-2
> >
> > On Thu, Jan 17, 2019 at 12:27 PM Mark Mandel <mark.a.mandel at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> But what about the next generation and the ones beyond that?
> >>
> >> For the generation after Z, I suggest *Generation Yuzz*, drawing on
> >> Geisel's groundbreaking *On Beyond Zebra* <
> >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_Beyond_Zebra!>.
> >>
> >> Yuzz <http://www.evertype.com/standards/csur/seuss/yuzz.gif> is the
> first
> >> of the 19 named letters reported there, along with an unnamed, extremely
> >> complex twentieth. Using the Pew Institute's current generational
> period of
> >> 16 years, these will suffice for just over three centuries, by which
> time
> >> research and analysis methods will  be far more advanced than at present
> >> (assuming that they are not gone entirely, along with the rest of
> >> civilization).
> >>
> >> Hopefully,
> >> Mark Mandel
> >>
> >>
> >> On Thu, Jan 17, 2019, 10:42 AM Kiesling, Scott F <kiesling at pitt.edu
> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Because it's become what everyone else says (basically):
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/01/17/where-millennials-end-and-generation-z-begins/
> >>>
> >
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