Monday, June 15, 2009


What will the kids after Gen Y be called? "Gen Z" gets my vote, not because it's evocative, but because it's easy to remember.

If I coined a name for them, it would be the "MOBILE-GLOBALS" to recognize the most significant technology of their early childhood and the world-connectedness into which they're being born.

These children are the ones born after the mid-90's (some say 2000). Here are some of the other names in contention.

Computer Generation
Generation M (for Millennium or Multi Task)
Google generation
Global Generation
Generation Einstein
Generation Q (for "Quiet", termed by Thomas L. Friedman)
Net Gen, a shortened form of "Net Generation"

Thanks to a blogger named Tehtaza for the list above.

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