Dr. Bob

Recovering academic now in public safety. You’ll find me kibitzing on brains (my academic expertise) to critical infrastructure and resilience (current worklife). Also hockey, games, music just because.

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  • Dr. BobtoProgrammer Humor@lemmy.mlAndrew just wants to open his files on Windows 10
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    I was married to a lawyer for years. They have to bill somewhere from 1700-2200 hours a year to stay on partner track. And they can’t bill every hour that they’re working (although they can double up sometimes by using the minimum 2/10ths of an hour). My sympathy is with the lawyer. It’s not a power dynamic, it’s how the firm makes money and what you’re there to do.


  • Sort of. The second world war had a profound impact on demographics in Europe and North America. During the war birthrates were lower than average but during the postwar period there was a surge of births - the baby boom. Once everybody had a houseful if kids birthrates dropped off again - Generation X (that’s me).

    You’re right in that every “generation” since then has gotten fuzzier - for exactly the reasons you mention - and is defined more by cultural events than demographics. But it’s also true that the baby boom and bust has had a profound impact on our society, including the invention of “teenager” as a distinct phase of life.