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

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Jan 17 13:45:21 EST 2019


> On Jan 17, 2019, at 1:40 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
>> The way things are going _anymore_
> 
> Is that a genuine positive anymore or a jocular one?

Both.  I’ve converted.

LH

> 
> 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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