Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Fact of the Day: Oregon Trail Generation

The Oregon Trail generation or Xennials, is a micro generation that serves as a gap between Generation X and Millennials (Gen Y) as many members who were born between the late 70's and early 80's don't generally meet the qualifications of either of the two main generations. The Oregon Trail name is because many in this micro-generation played Oregon Trail in school computer labs and grew up before the internet and social media changed society forever.  

13 comments:

Kay said...

Oh yes! Absolutely! My kids played it at home and at school.

Moving with Mitchell said...

Never knew this ... or the Oregon Trail game! Baby Boomer!

Emmylou said...

Off to google Oregon Trail now. First tie I've heard of it!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Never heard of this group before!

Pat Hatt said...

Never heard of it. Have to look it up.

happyone said...

I've never heard of it either!

Jenn said...

I recently heard of this and it is exactly where I fit. I loved playing Oregon Trail at school, even though I often died of dysentery or cholera.

Lois said...

You really do learn something new every day.

Christine said...

This one's new to me!

Martha said...

I've never heard of this group.

stephen Hayes said...

This is news to me.

JACKIESUE said...

my first father in law came from Ohio? to Oregon in a wagon..he was under a year..he fell out of the back of the wagon and they went for miles before realizing he was missing..they back tracked and found him in middle of the ruts playing with rocks..says a lot about that damn family.

Fundy Blue said...

Oh Lord! I remember The Oregon Trail computer game. My students loved it, not so much for what they might learn, but for the chance to shoot buffalo. One of our fifth graders discovered a way to hack the program and added some inappropriate words on tombstones. That was the end of The Oregon Trail in our school. thanks for the memories, Adam!