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Generations, Inc.: From Boomers to Linksters—Managing the Friction Between Generations at Work by Larry Johnson, Meagan Johnson

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CHAPTER  10

Cell Phones and Hanna Montana: Signposts for the Linkster Generation

“It is all that the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them up to date.”1

—George Bernard Shaw

Critical Events in the Lives of Linksters

1998 TiVo first launched at CES

2000 Survivor reality show debuted

2001 New York becomes first state to ban handheld cell phone use while driving

2001 The Netherlands becomes first nation to grant same-sex marriages

2004 Janet Jackson “accidently” exposes her breast at the Super Bowl

2007 Washington becomes the first state to make texting while driving illegal

2008 Financial meltdown

2009 President Barack Obama takes office

2009 U.S. Airways Flight 1549 crashes into Hudson River

2009 Swine flu outbreak

2009 Death of ...

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