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    Quote Originally Posted by WKnight
    What will this mean to IT contractors? A generation that understands computers will take-over instead of one that preferred quill pens and paper. Things can only get better? Right?
    Wrong.

    Quill pens were Shakespeare's medium, and they worked for him.

    We preferred pencils and coding sheets. With these tools, our generation made the programs that made possible a Moon landing, computerised banking, and Air Traffic Control. Some of them are still in use.

    Things can get worse than that. They have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wendigo100
    We didn't need plumbers when we shat out of our windows onto the street. Now - notwithstanding those who are good at DIY - we can't do without them. Plumbers that is. It's one of the biggest industries in the world.
    Exactly and what good has it done us! I for one am sick of this nanny state interfering with my defecatory habits and would welcome a return to arse-oot-the-windae sanitary solutions.

    THe prospect has really cheered me up this afternoon - must be years since I laid a log from an upper storey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeitghost
    Nope.

    10 years too late.

    Close though.
    So you were born in the 1960s ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy
    So you were born in the 1960s ?
    Hatched, he's a lizard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeitghost
    50s

    Could be right at the end of the baby boom...
    I thought baby boomers were until 1957

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy
    I thought baby boomers were until 1957
    1964 - after that you are generation x I believe until sometime in the eighties;

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    What? People going around blowing up babies?

    It's disgusting

    You've come right out the other side of the forest of irony and ended up in the desert of wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeitghost View Post
    Here's a rave from the boomer grave for the mauve monkey.
    Can you get another hobby?

    Gardening is more healthy than dragging up old threads.
    "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeitghost View Post
    Here's a rave from the boomer grave for the mauve monkey.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...n-history.html

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    Characteristics of Baby Boomer workers

    Values

    Individual choice
    Community involvement
    Prosperity
    Ownership
    Self-actualizing
    Health and wellness
    Attributes

    Adaptive
    Goal-oriented
    Focus on individual choices and freedom
    Adaptive to a diverse workplace
    Positive attitude
    Work styles

    Confidence in tasks
    Emphasize team-building
    Seek collaborative, group decision making
    Avoid conflict


    Just for a bit of balance. If Paxman and the rest of his Metropolitan Elite wish to feel guilty about their contribution to society then so be it.
    But he doesn't speak on MY behalf, nor for most of my peers.
    Sanctimonious twat!!

    “The period of the disintegration of the European Union has begun. And the first vessel to have departed is Britain”

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