Synopses & Reviews
Every twenty years a new generation rises, but who and what defines these generations? And could current generational tags mislead and miss the point?
In this insightful analysis of technology history since 1900, Dr. Rick Chromey offers a fresh perspective for understanding what makes a generation tick and differ from others. Within GenTech, readers learn how every generation uniquely interacts with particular technologies that define historical temperament and personality and why current generational labels are more fluid than fixed, and more loopy than linear. Consequently, four major generational constellations emerge, each containing three, twenty-year generations that overlap, merge, and blend: The Motorized Wheel Generations (1900-1940): Transportation Generation (1900-1920), Motion Picture Generation (1910-1930), and Industrial Generation (1920-1940) The Dial Generations (1930-1970): Radio Generation (1930-1950), Nuclear Generation (1940-1960), and Television Generation (1950-1970) The Screen Generations (1960-2000): Satellite Generation (1960-1980), Gamer Generation (1970-1990), and PC Generation (1980-2000) The Web Generations (1990-2030): Net Generation (1990-2010), iTech Generation (2000-2020), and Robotics Generation (2010-2030)
Dive in and revel in this exciting, compelling, and novel perspective to understanding recent American generations with GenTech.