generation lap

generation lap
The tendency for young people to be increasingly more technically savvy than their parents or elders.
Example Citation:
"It's not a generation gap; it's a generation lap. Gen Xers are lapping their elders in terms of their superior technological knowledge,' says Heather Neely, a Palo Alto management consultant who conducts workshops to help companies manage Gen Xers."
— Rebecca Kuzins, "Young boss, older worker, new problem," The San Francisco Examiner, March 7, 1999
This term was coined by Don Tapscott in the October 14, 1996 issue of Advertising Age:
"We're shifting from generation gap to generation lap as kids flash by their parents on the track, lapping them in many areas of daily life. This generation of Net-savvy kids, quite frankly, doesn't trust its parents' ability to drive fast enough in the wired world."
Related Words: Categories:

New words. 2013.

Игры ⚽ Нужна курсовая?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Generation Y — (jen.uh.ray.shun WY) n. The cohort of people born in 1978 or later. Also: Yer, Y er. Example Citation: Marketers know them and love them as Generation Y or the Echo Boom, a cohort that is more than 50 percent larger than the 45 million strong… …   New words

  • Generation 9-11 — n. The generation of people who were enrolled in high school or university on September 11, 2001. Example Citation: After the deadliest attack on American soil in the history of the republic, the generation that previously seemed directionless… …   New words

  • Generation D — (jen.uh.ray.shun DEE) n. The generation that has grown up with and is completely at home with digital devices and digital culture. Example Citation: Wheeler said he believes that if Baltimore is serious about attracting Generation D the digital… …   New words

  • 1.5 generation — n. The members of an ethnic group who immigrated to their current country at a young age, particularly before starting school. Also: 1.5G, 1.5er. Example Citations: They re members of what sociologists call the 1.5 generation children brought to… …   New words

  • Millennial Generation — ( jen.uh.RAY.shun) n. The generation born in 1978 or later. Example Citation: Network executives vying for youth market ratings know that to portray the millennial generation as insulated or carefree would be absurd as it is in the… …   New words

  • 13th generation — n. The generation born between 1961 and 1981, so called because they are identified as the 13th generation since the founding of the United States. Also: 13th Gen, 13er. Example Citations: For whatever reason, age labeling seemed to become a more …   New words

  • nexus generation — n. Another name for Generation Xers who represent, to some, a link (nexus) between the Industrial Age and the Information Age. Example Citation: If you want to know what kind of future we re headed for, try talking to young adults. Better still,… …   New words

  • skipped-generation — (skipt jen.uh.RAY.shun) adj. Relating to a household in which grandparents are the primary or sole caregivers for their grandchildren. Example Citation: The past decade has seen a marked rise in grandparents across the board acting as parents.… …   New words

  • Ford Mustang (fifth generation) — Fifth generation Ford Mustang Manufacturer Ford Motor Company Model years 2005–present Assembly Flat Rock, Michigan, USA …   Wikipedia

  • List of Nürburgring Nordschleife lap times — This is a list of lap times achieved by various vehicles on the Nürburgring (Nordschleife). The list itself is broken down into categories. Nordschleife layout …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”