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people generations

Following are time frames that have been coined based on people's relationship to computers and electronics.

Baby Boomers - 1946-1964
More than 76 million baby boomers were born between 1946 and 1964 in the U.S. Older baby boomers were raised without desktop computers, and many did not even have TVs as children.

Generation X - 1960s-1970s
The name was coined as a result of a study of young people's attitudes in England in 1964 by Jane Deverson. The generation X period saw the rise of hippies and countercultures across the Western world. By the time older gen-X'ers became teenagers, the personal computer revolution had begun.

Generation Y - Early 1980s-Early 2000s
In Western cultures, gen Y'ers were brought up in the age of personal computers and electronic gadgets. Also called "millenials."

Generation Z - After 1990
Also called the "Net Generation," these individuals were exposed as children to the Internet along with wireless and mobile technologies and social networking. Gen Z'ers take electronic wizardry for granted.

iPhone Generation - After 2008
People who cannot live without their iPhones, Androids or other smartphones glued to their hands all day.
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