No wonder Apple appeals to the ‘Mellinials’ generation

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  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
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    Dec 31, 2004
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    Feb 9, 2007
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    May 28, 2005
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    Clive At Five

    May 26, 2004
    St. Paul, MN

    ^It took me the longest time to figure out what they were talking about.

    Even the correct label, "Millenials" doesn't make complete sense. The time span doesn't contain anyone born within 10 years of the new millenium.

    Either way, I thought we "echo-boomers" were already labeled "Generation Y."


  6. macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2004
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Yeah, I've always thought that Generation Y was the common term. Millennials would seem to me to refer to people born at or near the turn of the millennium, say people born between 1995 and 2005 or so.
  7. macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2004
    According to Wikipedia, Howe and Strauss, the guys who get the credit for naming all the different generations, use the term "Millennials" because Generation Yers made the term up themselves and prefer it because they don't want to be associated with Generation Xers. They put Generation Y/Millennials as people born in the 18 years from 1982-2000, so that Generation Y/Millennials would begin with the graduating class of 2000.

    Apparently I'm in Generation X, whatever that means. I guess I'm supposed to be apathetic and a slacker...
  8. macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2003
    Thunder Bay, Canada
    I looked it up...

    Millennials (sometimes spelt mellinials) is the name of a unique flowering animal group whose young are born in an immature state that require constant care. Females usually carry and nurse their young in pouches on their abdomens. The newborn attaches itself to its mother and remains until it reaches youth. A youth millennial will then detach entirely from its mother and connect to the closest network port. It will remain attached to a network for the remainder of its life. Millennials have adapted to use wireless connections to increase mobility, assist feeding, bathe, and improve mating chances. They live in forests, plains, deserts, and large and small city centers. They are found on all continents and most neighboring islands. Millennials live for many years and can survive winter and drought. To preserve energy, they stop growing during Apple product drought periods, but flower annually in or around MacWorld and WWDC. Millennials have a peak bloom season that lasts from one to three software updates.

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