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Subject: 1980 and 1981 people

Written By: Todd Pettingzoo on 02/13/16 at 5:43 pm

Are they Generation X or Y? I consider them more Y than X.

Subject: Re: 1980 and 1981 people

Written By: #Infinity on 02/13/16 at 7:03 pm

Depends on the individual, really.  I'd say early 1980's (hs class of 1998) are more X, late 1981's (hs class of 2000) are more Y, while those born in-between (hs class of 1999) are evenly split.

Subject: Re: 1980 and 1981 people

Written By: 2001 on 02/13/16 at 7:06 pm


Depends on the individual, really.  I'd say early 1980's (hs class of 1998) are more X, late 1981's (hs class of 2000) are more Y, while those born in-between (hs class of 1999) are evenly split.


Would you say the Internet was well established by 1998-99 school year? I feel like it was.

Subject: Re: 1980 and 1981 people

Written By: #Infinity on 02/13/16 at 7:15 pm


Would you say the Internet was well established by 1998-99 school year? I feel like it was.


It was already pretty well-established in 1997, actually.  The 1996 election really prompted people to keep up with current news, although you could say the Monica Lewinsky scandal built upon this need for online information even further.

Subject: Re: 1980 and 1981 people

Written By: 2001 on 02/13/16 at 7:25 pm


It was already pretty well-established in 1997, actually.  The 1996 election really prompted people to keep up with current news, although you could say the Monica Lewinsky scandal built upon this need for online information even further.


That sounds about right. I feel like Gen Y would be people who had the Internet be a huge part of their social life and teenage experience, programs such as the AOL/MSN/Yahoo! chats. Do you think that would include Class of 1999?

Subject: Re: 1980 and 1981 people

Written By: #Infinity on 02/13/16 at 7:30 pm


That sounds about right. I feel like Gen Y would be people who had the Internet be a huge part of their social life and teenage experience, programs such as the AOL/MSN/Yahoo! chats. Do you think that would include Class of 1999?


Yeah, pretty much.  Internet Explorer was out for the entirety of their high school experience (beginning in autumn 1995), and both the 1996 election, as well as the release of AIM, occurred during their sophomore year.

Subject: Re: 1980 and 1981 people

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 02/13/16 at 7:58 pm


Depends on the individual, really.  I'd say early 1980's (hs class of 1998) are more X, late 1981's (hs class of 2000) are more Y, while those born in-between (hs class of 1999) are evenly split.


Yeah I agree with this. Despite 1980ers graduating in 98' which was mainly a Y Year their H.S years were spent mostly during the Last Hurrah of Gen X culture from 1994-1996/7. 81ers are evenly split because of their equal mixture of Late Y & Early Z Culture in 1995-1999, while 82' is probably the first Y year spending most of their high school years during the dawn of Y culture circa 1997/8-2000

Subject: Re: 1980 and 1981 people

Written By: Todd Pettingzoo on 02/13/16 at 9:37 pm

My view:

1977-1979: X with a touch of Y.

1980: Split, leaning towards Y.

1981-1983: Y with a touch of X.

Subject: Re: 1980 and 1981 people

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 02/13/16 at 10:56 pm

Just my opinon
Early-mid 1980(GEN X)
1980-mid 1981(GEN X, but some could see them as an early Yer)
Late 1981(More Early Yer)

Subject: Re: 1980 and 1981 people

Written By: ArcticFox on 02/14/16 at 3:56 am

January 1, 1965 - December 31, 1981: Generation X

January 1, 1982 - December 31, 2001: The Millennial Generation

Subject: Re: 1980 and 1981 people

Written By: The Burger King on 02/14/16 at 9:05 am

Please correct me if you think I'm wrong (even though this is a very subjective topic).

Class of 1998 (born late 1979-mid 1980): X
Class of 1999 (born late 1980-mid 1981): Slightly more X
Class of 2000 (born late 1981-mid 1982): Slightly more Y
Class of 2001 (born late 1982-mid 1983): Y

Subject: Re: 1980 and 1981 people

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 02/14/16 at 10:32 am


Please correct me if you think I'm wrong (even though this is a very subjective topic).

Class of 1998 (born late 1979-mid 1980): X
Class of 1999 (born late 1980-mid 1981): Slightly more X
Class of 2000 (born late 1981-mid 1982): Slightly more Y
Class of 2001 (born late 1982-mid 1983): Y


Yeah I agree with this!! Good job Burger King

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