Norah leads the conversation about the word generation while Ben sits comfortably in the cohost chair. Norah shares her research on the meaning of the word, provides a breakdown of the social generations, and explains the personality tendencies of Boomers, X-ers, Millennials, and Zoomers. Ben contributes a summary of console generations, some marketing statistics about gamers from the social generations, and his sparkling wit as rare as hen’s teeth.
00:00:20 - TWO different segments, and Ben’s “watch along with Norah” idea
00:02:30 - Norah recalls what generation meant in the “old days,” and describes “to beget”
00:04:30 - From Ben’s energy and excitement, to Norah’s list of social generations
00:07:12 - The Lost, Greatest, and Silent Generations aka “Traditionalists”
00:10:07 - “Baby Boomers” and “Baby Busters,” and their experiences with computers
00:19:16 - “Millennials,” “Zoomers,” and Generation Alpha
00:26:37 - Other names for generations, and opinions about social classifications
00:33:50 - “Horoscopes based on truth,” and confusion about immigrants
00:40:05 - Kelly Ripa’s new gameshow, “My Generation” by The Who, and stuttering
00:45:44 - Norah loves PONG, Ben explains console generation overlap, and 8-bit chips.
00:50:59 - Ben talks about some of the systems he owned in the 3rd and 4th generations
00:54:59 - The filing cabinet, the first major console that had connectivity, and BORT!
00:57:10 - Ben explains the exit of Sega from the hardware biz and Nintendo’s big failure
01:00:14 - Ben picks a lane, the 9th generation console are PCs, and the rise of digital media
01:03:46 - A discussion about video game demographics and trends in the social generations
01:06:05 - My stepmother doesn’t know it yet, but she IS a gamer now
01:09:04 - To close the show… the harsh sting of reality
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