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Amazon, Ass, and Books: Millennials Are Out- Reading Older Generations But younger Americans value library services less than more senior cohorts, study finds natural–blues: decrystallize: witchtimez: onlyblackgirl: m4ge: m4ge: m4ge: m4ge: This came up on my facebook feed and I am so excited to see how generation Xers and Baby Boomers will find a way to use this to shit on millenials anyways nice okay we’re off to a good start oh boy do i have something to tell you about millennials, working, and debt that’s gonna absolutely blow your socks off banksy’s family found this article Why old people so mad. It’s funny because millennials can pretty much multitask like it’s second nature simply because it’s necessary to keep up with society, while baby boomers whine about reading subtitles and can’t seem to program anything more complicated than a VCR. But sure, ok, the kids are lazy and have entitlement complexes Older Generations: -Make comics about kids not knowing how books work- Millenials: -Read more books than anyone else- Older Generations: …no we changed our minds reading a lot is lazy and entitled now I had a professor, way older, talk at a great length about how his generation is more well read than Millenials. When it was brought up that our generation reads more, he literally came out of nowhere with “Well, that’s not the point. See, my generation was better informed. You kids don’t know what it is to actually sit down and read for information. This generation is the least informed of any previous generation! Other generations sat and read, listened to the radio for information. There’s access, but are any of you *actually* informed? No. If I wanted to know what happened in Finland to make it a country, I would go to the library, speak to another human being, and check out books to read on the subject. We were happy to do it.” A girl a few seats behind me goes, “Bullshit. If I want to know that, I can Google that in a few seconds depending on my signal. I can youtube or Netflix a documentary on Finnish History. I can listen to podcasts made by Scandinavian historians. I can use Duolingo to get a better than basic understanding of the language, and use Amazon same-day to get a book in my hand by my last class of the day, delivered to the class. I can order Finnish food on my ubereats app, find a language partner chat app to video with people in Helsinki, use Google Earth to visit, patronise interactive museums, and stream the most popular films from the country *right now*. If I so desire I can take an opensource course from a highly accredited university about the same subject and apply to study abroad with a trusted program with the click of a button. I can use Tinder to find me someone there to get some with, I can buy plane tickets and find a top rated hotel for a good price with great reviews and stream their local radio stations with an app. I can buy train tickets, bus tickets and rent a car. We aren’t less informed. We just don’t learn things we don’t give a shit about or need just to say we did all smug about it. Stop sneering at us for the access your generation dreamed of giving us actually happening just because your old ass doesn’t know how to use it.”
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Anaconda, Fashion, and Future: R.U. a Cyberpunk? cyberpunk l'si-ber-pungki n l: a late 20th century techno-revolutionary or someone who poses as such 2: a hard-boiled hacker with anarchist inclinations 3: a computer geek who likes Ministry 4: as seen in TIME magazine, a member of a counter-cultural "movement" of the same name. characterized by a combination of technological savvy with a rebellious lifestyle 5: Billy ldol's comeback album 6: someone who has delusions about living in the future 7: someone who maintains that mirrorshade sunglasses (last seen on CHiPs) never went out of fashion MONEY (NON-DIGITAL PAPER VARIETY) In the world of cyberpunk corporate espionage, it all boils down to this 40Z. VIDEO CAM-for use along with third eye. Test Dept release inside shoulder-surfing the passwords MICRO CAMERA hardcopy data (more proof the better) people in dark places LOGITECH HANDHELD SCANNER (SCAN MAN 32 FOR MAC) literary appropriations for own SONY PYXIs-longitude/latitude finder via satellites, Just where the hell are you, anyway! cyberpunk manifesto STUN GUN-self-defense (plenty offensive) PRIVATE EYE-essential for staying online 24/7 PAGER-yeah, sure, right COMBINATION IN BAG-last 3 issues of 2600, MONDO 2000'sA User's Guite, MONDO #1 chock full of goodies: torque wrenches, line- man's handser electronic lock- pick, shotgun mike, and the Demon Dialer VOLTMETER be prepared! SONY MULTIMEDIASONY VIDEO WALKMAN PLAYER(VCR) your third eye for realtime surveillance and watching your back CELLULAR PHONE VOICE CHANGERAPPLE POWERBOOK 18- kound lke anybody highly portable for jacking CD-ROM Pirated copy of Virtual Light inside low budget phone encrypting into anywhere, and for PGP key exchanges, etc. this time around From: The Spy Factory: Voice Changer, Phone Scrambler. 10x25 monocular, Minox micro-M camera, Stun Gun Sony: Sony Pyxis model IPS-360, Sony Portable Multimedia CD ROM Player model PIX-100, Sony Minidisc Player model MZ-I: Reflection Technology: Private Eye Super Circuits: 4 oz. mini video camera Logitech: Scan Man 32 for Mac. MONDO 30 20
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