patrickrhone
patrickrhone

My wife has thoughtsโ€ฆ

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paulcraig901
paulcraig901

@patrickrhone I wander through these strange lands in search of members of my tribe. Oh look! Found one!

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Dunk
Dunk

@patrickrhone Similar thoughts about some (who shall remain nameless) app developers.

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patrickrhone
patrickrhone

@paulcraig901 Ha! Mine too. Glad I married her.

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patrickrhone
patrickrhone

@Dunk Deserves a t-shirt.

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pimoore
pimoore

@patrickrhone Well, that's a simple and astute synopsis if I've ever read one. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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annahavron
annahavron

@patrickrhone And tangentially, yet another reason why analog is awesome. Related: I want to frame this.

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patrickrhone
patrickrhone

@annahavron Shoot me an email and I'll send you the high res version suitable for printing.

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pratik
pratik

@patrickrhone Reminds me of this excellent Eliza Scherzinger โ€˜rantโ€™ on Gen-Zers (TikTok link) ๐Ÿ˜‚

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SimonWoods
SimonWoods

@patrickrhone I read the article and didn't think it was that bad ๐Ÿ˜‚ (although tbf the section she wrote over included the worst parts)

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patrickrhone
patrickrhone

@pratik At least people remember who Millennials are and write whole articles about their issues. Same with Gen Z. If we Xers are remembered at all we usually get lumped into Boomers.

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nathanrhale
nathanrhale

@patrickrhone fair point. Sometimes it seems like the Gen Xers are the most well adjusted though ๐Ÿ˜‚

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patrickrhone
patrickrhone

@nathanrhale We have to be. Our Boomer parents let us raise ourselves from about age 6 so nothing else to do but adjust.

(I'm not just saying this. I was latchkey from that age and I know I'm not alone)

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pratik
pratik

@patrickrhone The Forgotten Generation

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odd
odd

@patrickrhone โœ…

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SimonWoods
SimonWoods

@odd @pratik @patrickrhone Sounds like the gen-xers have got some whining to do ๐Ÿ˜‡

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odd
odd

@SimonWoods Hehe, tbh I did my fair share in the 80s.

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pratik
pratik

@SimonWoods Less of a whine and more of a list of grievances that we said just once and then accepted our fate @patrickrhone @odd

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odd
odd

@pratik Yes, thatโ€™s pretty accurate.

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SimonWoods
SimonWoods

@odd @pratik @patrickrhone Only once and... never again. Ever.

Ever.

. . . Ever.

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JohnBrady
JohnBrady

@patrickrhone This is great; and it got me looking into options for home delivery of actual print newspapers. Finding: the options are few and rapidly getting fewer. :-(

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jabel
jabel

@JohnBrady Our local paper was bought by one of those conglomerates and is now digital only. And even at that, it only has one actual reporter who mostly just copies and pastes press releases. Now our local "news" sources are facebook gossip groups and one guy with too much time on his hands and only the vaguest notion of how to write a sentence.

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JohnBrady
JohnBrady

@jabel Nearby Ithaca NY has a really good local news operation, the Ithaca Voice, which I think is online only. They regularly send out appeals for donations and I send them some money. Maybe the only path forward for good local news, and I doubt it would work in much of the country. I'm not sure it will work here in the long run.

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patrickrhone
patrickrhone

@JohnBrady Full disclosure, this is the New York Times and we only receive the Sunday edition (though, several times a year we get the local Sunday as well due to a cross promotion).

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ReaderJohn
ReaderJohn

@jabel Our Gannett paper is down to ridiculous proportions, almost no timely local news. A retiree from there does a Substack with better coverage. I can understand the economics even as I lament so much.

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JohnBrady
JohnBrady

@ReaderJohn Our village news comes via Facebook groups, which work OK after filtering out the slanderous and paranoid contributions. A nearby village has a moderated Listserv, another viable (better to my mind) approach .

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patrickrhone
patrickrhone

@pratik That Billy Joel reference is perfect.

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