We talk a lot about generations in Higher Ed. Millenials. Baby Boomers. Gen X. They define a lot of who/what we are trying to target and segment.
That’s why this story caught my eye today: [First U.S. Baby Boomer applies for Social Security] . We now mark October 15th, 2007 as Boom Day. Start saving your money now, who knows what’s going to happen.
On another generation-related note, my best friend Matt recently mentioned another generation in his personal blog – Generation Q.
Who gets to name these generations, anyways? Does someone just come up with a name and it sticks? Is there some elite, secretive committee that names them? Are they the same people who name hurricanes?