baby boomer

Not long ago I was at an app developer meetup, talking about baby boomers and what they want out of their gadgets and apps.
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The following is a guest blog from Steve Morgenstern, who frequently contributes technology content to AARP. You can read more from Steve here, and catch all his guest blogs here.
Fellow AARP blogger Alejandra asked me if it would be interesting to collect a list of consumer technologies that were also born during the boomer generation years of 1946-1964. I found plenty of useful  long lists, but to my delight, I rediscovered Karl Hartig's incredible chart from the late 1990s showing key milestones and events in the adoption of consumer electronics. Loading the high resolution version in my web browser, I savored the fascinating details of the chart in a long sitting.
Philadelphia Magazine March 2011 Cover
On my way to a conference to speak about our mobile apps, a magazine cover caught my eye at the newsstand in the Philadelphia train station. Well, it was more like a whack in the face seeing a photo of an iPad on the front of the March 2011 issue of Philadelphia Magazine with this message overprinted on the screen:
Post from Patti Shea:
Baby boomers spend more on themselves than millennials and Gen Xers AND they thrive on multigenerational purchases!
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