Because of Google News, I read an article in the Jakarta Post (!) titled, “Generation X is on the Rise” by Vishnu K. Mahmud. Of course, Barack Obama — who considers himself part of the post-boomer generation but does not call himself Generation X — spent some of his childhood in Indonesia. But I had NO IDEA that people in Jakarta would relate to the term Generation X, much less in a very pop culture way:
Soundtracks from movies such as Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club and others are taking us back to a time where responsibilities were minimal, homework practically constant and 24′s terrorist hunter Jack Bauer was a vampire in The Lost Boys. But for those who remember all this, the Gen X-ers born between 1965 and 1980, times have changed.
Indeed! That is precisely what Slackonomics is all about.
Luckily, unlike the baby boomers before us, our generation is more flexible in handling change — moving from a time where letters via post was the only affordable way to communicate to sending video messages over Facebook.
I couldn’t have written it better myself! The writer asks:
So the question is now, where are you heading? As an individual, are you content to remain outside the global digital community or would you like to participate and reconnect? … After all, we don’t want to end up like Die Hard’s John McClane: a Timex watch in a digital age; or that man who brings a knife to a gun fight in The Untouchables. What are you going to do about it?