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Career Development in Generation X - Career Development in Generation X Generation X refers to the population cohort following the Baby Boomers. Sources differ as to the exact years during which this cohort was born. Coupland (1991) suggests 1960 to 1970; Bradford and Raines (1992) propose 1965 to 1975; and Howe and Strauss (1993) suggest 1961 to 1981. Whatever the birth years, it is their common life experiences that give this cohort an identity. Individuals born in Generation X are reputedly more global, technologically oriented, and culturally diverse than the generations before them....   [tags: Generation X Work Essays]
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The Lost Generation by Ernest Hemingway - The Lost Generation by Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway is one of the authors named “The Lost Generation.” He could not cope with post-war America; therefore, he introduced a new type of character in writing called the code hero. He was known to focus his novels around code heroes who struggle with the mixture of their tragic faults and the surrounding environment. Traits of a typical Hemingway code hero are stimulating surroundings, self-control, self-reliance, fearlessness, and strict moral rules....   [tags: The Lost Generation Ernest Hemingway Essays] 622 words
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Tom Brokaw’s The Greatest Generation - Tom Brokaw’s The Greatest Generation In Tom Brokaw’s book, The Greatest Generation, the author portrays ordinary people of a certain generation as having qualities of greatness and heroism. He tells stories of average people that lived inspiring lives through many hardships, and declares today’s society as the beneficiary of their challenging work and commitment. Brokaw’s generous and proficient use of imagery helps to persuade the reader to believe that the people of “the greatest generation” are, indeed, heroic....   [tags: Brokaw Greatest Generation Essays] 1416 words
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Millennial - I am a millennial, a person born between 1980 and 2000. Millennials are possibly the most influential generation or, what some people may refer to as, the chosen generation. Our influence has been illustrated by the impact we had in the election of President Barack Obama. Throughout the last year, my dad has encouraged me to study millennials because he has been spending many hours studying them, himself. He believes that music defines the character and values of a generation. As a lover of all kinds of music, he has enlightened me with a genre of songs describing the desire for change....   [tags: Generation ] 681 words
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Generation Y - ... Also, technology is developing continuously, and some older generation, people have difficulties to follow up on fashion. However, most Generation Y people feel easy to use the new technology because they were exposed to technology since they were young. They are curious about the new technology rather than afraid of it. Their capability with technology is the key for employment. It is not much to say that “technology has made Gen¬eration Y accustomed to getting what it needs quickly and easily” (Hobert)....   [tags: Social Issues]
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My Generation - ... Coined by broadcast journalist Tom Brokaw, The Greatest Generation, “it is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced” (Brokaw, 11). As Brokaw argued, this generation may have made the most significant contribution to America. The citizens belonging to this generation had grown up during the destitution of the Great Depression, and then went on to fight in World War II. However, living their childhood these events was not enough as these unfortunate events in the United States had even greater unpropitious affects on our country....   [tags: Culture ]
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The Beat Generation - ... When Kerouac was writing the book he was asked to fabricate pseudonyms to avoid any potential libel charges, because while the story is fictionalized, it is based in reality. The main characters, all based on real people are as follows: Sal Paradise (Kerouac), Dean Moriarty (Cassady), Carlo Marx (Ginsberg), and Old Bull Lee (Burroughs), and most of the female characters are based on the people in Kerouac’s life. (Explanation of: 'On the Road' by Jack Kerouac). “I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked.” (Ginsberg, Allen....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Generation Stereotypes - ... The show demonstrates two parents, Clair and Cliff, balancing raising their children while having a job, the authors say, “Although Cliff and Clair have high-powered, demanding professional careers, they both devote a lot of time and attention to their children” (Winograd, 77). The dynamic between the parents and the children is also different in these generations and the television shows. Throughout the “Baby Boomer-era”, parents were seen, as the parental figure only and there was a different thought- process about the roles of the mother and father....   [tags: Culture ]
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The Lost Generation - In life there are many people, things, or places that we experience that have influenced our lives so unique and powerful there unlike any other. Some women experience such alteration with the birth of a new baby. While for another person this life alteration may be making partner at a law firm. Though everyone experiences life on a different level one thing is for certain, not everything in life is a good experience. Everything in life is balanced, and with every joy comes some form of heartache....   [tags: American History]
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The Lost Generation - I am very drawn to The Lost Generation literary moment. One reason is my father was born in 1931. I remember growing up hearing the stories my family would tell about what life was like then. I also loved looking at old family photographs from that time period. Some of my favorite stories were of the prohibition, and my grandfather boot legging during that time in the northern woods of Wisconsin. The Lost Generation was from the time period of the 1920’s and 30’s. These were American writers who were living and writing in Paris immediately after World War I (American Novel)....   [tags: American History]
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The Unhealthy Generation - The Unhealthy Generation In 1940, a small, but extremely innovative restaurant opened. This restaurant offered food at an unheard of pace, and a cheap price. Over time, the founder, a man named Ray Croc, would turn this restaurant into the single largest fast food restaurant in the world, and, in turn, gave birth to the entire global fast food industry. All because of a little restaurant, called McDonald’s. Now my entire generation has been subjected to the products of an ad campaign with a yearly price of about $1.2 billion....   [tags: Health] 1090 words
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A Generation of Keyboarders - As personal computers invade every aspect of our lives, I fear that a new generation of young people is eschewing “live” conversation I should have recognized it several years ago. At the time, I was the manager of a group of production schedulers in a manufacturing plant. Several young charges reported to me. Two of them had adjoining offices. What better physical setup for communicating, I thought, since their respective areas of responsibility frequently overlapped. I thought nothing of it when I frequently received copies of their emails to others; it’s usually a good idea to keep the boss informed....   [tags: Electronic Communication] 921 words
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Talentless Generation - ... However, the bottom line is that it is all forged and the internet will certainly help expose that. Speaking of the internet; news, photos, videos, etc. can travel in a blink of an eye. So with that in mind, art certainly moves in the speed of light. It has never been easier to get an artwork exposed to the general public. With sites such as DeviantArt, Flickr, Tumblr, etc. everyone can view art. What has this got to do with a lack of talent on modern art. Well it is this kind of freedom the internet gives the public that they can easily take something and call it their own....   [tags: Technology]
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Baby Boomers - ... They are sometimes called “Post-Boomers, Twenty-something’s, Xers, and Slackers”. (Tanner, 2011) The Xers are known to be “independent, self-sufficient, and skeptical”. (Tanner, 2011) “They value diversity, work/life balance, technology, and informality”. (Tanner, 2011) They also “view all work as just a job”. (Tanner, 2011) To work well with them it is important to partner them with co-workers that they respect. Also, do not have high expectations. Remember they have a balanced between their life and their job....   [tags: History, Generation X, Generation Y] 1642 words
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Generation Y: Expectations Placed on the Teenagers of This Generation - The “Generation Y” is labeled as sheltered, pressured, and conventional. “Generation Y” is also said to become the next great generation, which is putting more than enough pressure on the generation born between 1982 and 2000. The generation known as “Generation Y” was said to be sheltered, by which some of them are and others are not. Sheltered, to may people in this world, means protected from troubles or annoyances. Families with religious views are said to be more sheltered than the rest of the children or people in the community....   [tags: teens, education] 699 words
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The Apathetic Generation - The Apathetic Generation The “Greatest Generation,” the generation of our grandparents, was the generation that beat the enemy down in the European and Pacific theater with pure determination and will. That generation showed past and future generations what it meant to be a strong, steadfast, and hardworking nation with determination. During this election, rumors of a draft, a draft to help fray some of the casualties that we have been encoring while fighting the War on Terror, have circulated....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 499 words
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Generation Y - Generation Y "Your generation is nothing but a bunch of computer addicted slackers. You kids don't care about anything." These phrases and others can be overheard coming from the mouths of baby boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964, and other Generation Y predecessors. What happened. For years now, Generation Y, those born between 1977 and now, have been viewed negatively (Alch 1). Though the origins of the "slacker" title are uncertain, the term has certainly stuck. It could be considered a fitting title....   [tags: Youth Papers]
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My Generation - My Generation Every group receives a name, whether it is a club or organization, plants, animals or people. No matter what it is, it will receive a label so that it can be referred to easily. For instance, those born between the years 1977 and 1997 were given the title of the “Digital Generation.” This label was attained because of the widespread technology that is available to them from birth. The “Digital Generation” is not only about the Internet and technology, but is also about high values, a strong belief in self-expression and spirituality....   [tags: essays research papers] 562 words
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Generation X - Generation X When seeking information on differences, good and bad, between the Baby Boomers and Generation X, what better experts than my parents. After all they have done the 50's thru the 90's. They have seen the different trends and I'm sure attempted to set a few of their own. As the conversation went on about the differences and similarities, we all became passionate about certain aspects of growing up. It started with the clothes, and then television and it got intense when we got to the music....   [tags: Papers] 1131 words
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The Beat Generation - The "Beat Movement" in modern literature has become an important period in the history of literature and society in America. Incorporating influences such as jazz, art, literature, philosophy and religion, the beat writers created a new vision of modern life and changed the way a generation of people seen the world. The generation is now aging and its representative voices are becoming lost, but the message is alive and well. The Beats have forever changed the nature of American literature. They offered a method of escape from the unimaginative world we live in....   [tags: World Cultures] 1042 words
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Generation X - "What. The land of the free. Whoever told you that is your enemy...Yes I know my enemies They're the teachers who taught me to fight me Compromise, conformity, assimilation, submission Ignorance, hypocrisy, brutality, the elite All of which are American dreams." (Know Your Enemy, Rage Against the Machine) Perhaps this explains some of Generation X, as they have come to be called, or perhaps it open up more questions. I’d like to share what I’ve learned about Gen X from people who are part of that Generation....   [tags: essays research papers] 693 words
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Generation X - Generation X *Missing Works Cited* When walking to any class on the University of Oregon campus I can almost promise that you will be asked to sign some petition, support some group, or register to vote in your current county. In fact, the University of Oregon campus makes political involvement look alive and well amongst Generation Xers. Does the U of O reflect what most of Generation X feel about American politics, or if you were to go to a different university would you see another side of Generation X’s political involvement....   [tags: Papers] 1284 words
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The Lost Generation - The Lost Generation During World War I, many of the men who fought were only about nineteen years young. These men experienced horrors beyond belief in a matter of years, which is ten times worse than a normal man experiences his whole life. This generation of men, from 1914-1918, who fought in a great war and lived in constant fear of their last breathe, while we enjoy parties, the freedom of being a teenager, and able just to kick back and enjoy life at its prime. This is the lost generation....   [tags: essays papers] 944 words
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The Beat Generation - The “beat movement” is a literary period born out of World War II. This movement in American Literature has become an important period in the history of literature and society in America. Characterized by personal alienation and contempt for convention, the movement celebrated stylistic freedom and spontaneity. The Beat writers created a new vision of modern life and altered the nature of awareness in America. The Beat Generation was one of the first groups of writers to break down the barriers of traditional literature and set a precedent for future writers with their writing style, their way of life, and by the messages they portrayed....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Electricity Generation - Electricity Generation Electricity is a secondary form of energy, the primary being fossil fuels, which are used to generate it. The world’s production of electricity was twelve trillion kilowatt hours in 1997, and is expected to be close to twenty-one trillion kilowatt hours by 2020. (Fay and Golomb, 2002, 16) This is a cause of concern because based on the United States Department of Energy’s International Energy Outlook 1997 the world’s electricity generation is primarily (63%) from fossil fuels, which release large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere when burned....   [tags: Energy Fossils Electical Environment Papers]
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Generation-X - Generation-X When most people hear the label Generation –X they think of a hopeless generation of youth that have given into the pressures of the world. I would like you to think of the X as the Greek symbol for “Chi” which is used as a symbol for Christ. In this decade the youth involved in the Christianity has grown significantly. Youth are responding to the church in ways that the past generation did not. Where mom and dad embraced the tumultuous sixties their children have taken hold of Christianity....   [tags: Religion Christ Religious Essays] 1376 words
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The Lost Generation - The Lost Generation My grandmother has a certain look in her eyes when something is troubling her: she stares off in a random direction with a wistful, slightly bemused expression on her face, as if she sees something the rest of us can’t see, knows something that we don’t know. It is in these moments, and these moments alone, that she seems distant from us, like a quiet observer watching from afar, her body present but her mind and heart in a place only she can visit. She never says it, but I know, and deep inside, I think they do as well....   [tags: Minorities Equality Essays]
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In this cold generation - In this cold generation In this cold generation, called "Generation X," where young men and women find themselves lost wondering what to do with their life, finding a passion for something, a passion that rules your life, is very important. I found out in my interview with Phil Gervais that unlike many of his generation he has a direction. He looks like any other 18 year old, but he is different because in some way he has what many of us lack: he knows what he wants. He wants to become a firefighter....   [tags: essays papers] 693 words
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MY GENERATION - My Generation People throughout the world experience catastrophes, and contentment throughout their lives. Some incidences may impact just their lives, or even the world. People experience occurrences in their generation where only they could have an emotional connection. Ancestors, grandparents, and our parents have experienced situations in their lives, which we could only take a glimpse of. We see the photos, we hear the stories but we don't feel the emotions, which they experience during that time....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Generation Ecstasy - For my book report I read Generation Ecstasy. There was so much information in the book about the rave scene and "ecstasy", I didn't know where to begin. It's been ten years since the English seized on Detroit techno, Chicago house, and New York garage as the seeds of what's generally agreed-over there, at least-to be the most significant music since punk, and they're celebrating with a slew of historical studies. Simon Reynolds attempts to bridge the gap with "Generation Ecstasy," an exhaustive compendium of almost every rave-associated sound and idea, both half-baked and momentous, that traces the digital Diaspora back and forth across Europe and America....   [tags: essays research papers] 694 words
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The New Generation - The New Generation Are the youth simply throwing their lives down a long and winding pipeline which leads to nothing but an empty space somewhere in this prodigious yet opportunistic world we live in. It’s a question one must think about now that the new generation has decided to place their priorities in an order which astounds all. If we were to put aside the priorities of less importance, such as homework for example, or eating healthily, or even taking an interest in what happens in the real world, we are left with the most essential decisions a teenager may have to make....   [tags: Papers] 1764 words
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Generation What? An Outcast of Generation X - Generation What. An Outcast of Generation X Reflecting upon my writing is one of the most difficult tasks I have ever been asked to do. Looking back upon my work, I realize that this is one of the most important papers I have written. Not only was this piece the first paper I have written for a writing studio, it also enabled me to release some of the frustrations I have with my generation. Generation X. Slackers. Twentysomethings. There has been so much written about this group. There have been countless attempts by the media to analyze them....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Generation Y: Frugality with Personality - ... As quoted in USA Today, Robert Putnam states, “Kids caught in their impressionable years by the events of 9/11 seem to be permanently influenced” (Sharon, Gen Y Gets Involved). Also as young driving adults, Generation Y has had to cope with the rising gas prices in the last few years, making shopping for the best deal on fuel a strategy that is not just useful but necessary. Some experts suggest that this frugal living may be too much, and the fear of debt has slowed the generation in their attempt to settle down....   [tags: American Society]
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Influential Poets of the Beat Generation - ... The “beatniks” of the movement were seen as a threat by those Americans that lived in the typical suburbs of American who tried to raise their children in morally upright ways (Silesky, 81). Two of the most influential people of the Beat Generation were Ginsberg and Ferlinghetti. The East and West Coast influences differed: the east coast was worried about the economic realities whereas the West Coast was more interested in the spiritually organic side of life (Allan, 104). Ginsberg was influential on the East Coast whereas Ferlinghetti was influential on the West Coast....   [tags: American History, Poetry]
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I Apologize for My Generation - ... No longer satisfied with the preceding generation’s version of the “American Dream,” a quest for excess manifested itself in everything from our art to the cars we drove. Bigger, faster, more outrageous was the meme of my generation. The immense economic wealth of our nation triggered generational complacency, and apathy toward America’s roots and the great sacrifices made on our behalf by our forefathers. Every generation eventually matures and gains valuable wisdom along the way. The Greatest Generation was forced to mature early by two world wars and an economic depression lasting more than a decade....   [tags: informative essay] 1115 words
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The Internet Parent Generation - In “What’s the Matter with Kids Today?” article, the author points out how a research organization found the young generation to be ignorant in history and literature. Teenagers like to spend more time in front of the computer chatting with friends than reading a book. Although she admits, that the popularity of social networking has generated new and creative writers within our teens. The author further suggests that the older generation should not consider the Internet as a “villain” but a medium that can create award-winning writers someday....   [tags: Article Analysis] 1038 words
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Talkin’ About the 60s Generation - ... “Deuce” meant a 1932 Ford. If something’s “a gas” that means it’s a lot of fun. If someone was “blitzed”, it meant they were drunk. Guys were referred to as “cats”. Girls or women were referred to as “chicks” because “cats” chase “chicks”. If someone from the 60s called someone else a “dip stick”, that person was calling the other an idiot. “Copasetic” meant very good. If something was “far out”, it was excellent. “Groovy” meant nice, cool, or neat. To “kipe” something was to steal it. If someone said “Dig?” they were asking if you understand....   [tags: American Culture]
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Why Generation Y? - ... It influences our generation in a negative manner which it specifically targets; why should are generation contribute to its booming success. Now the truth will be known as statistics and unknown facts about MTV’s reality hits will be acknowledged. A concern able question came to mind, why has teenage pregnancy increased since 2008 until present. The fact that just under 1/3 of all girls in the United States will get pregnant in their teenage years is a sobering thought. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that about 900,000 pregnancies occur each year among teenage girls between the ages 15-19....   [tags: Culture ]
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The Hippie Generation Changed the World - These young people were growing their hair long, participating in free love, and flexing their flower power. The hippie generation was not all about rebelling againsed their parents or doing drugs and having sex, Hippies are people who believe that the way to peace is love. They believe that in order to love one another it is important that they accept one another for who they are but the people in their time others did not see this. They just saw kids that were breaking the law. They did many wild things that people other than the hippies frowned upon like, doing many different drugs and experimenting with sex, listening to loud music and holding war protests....   [tags: Hippies, ] 703 words
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Green Energy: The Next Generation - ... When you use a non-renewable resource, you can put many things that are detrimental to your health into our already damaged atmosphere. Although we may not notice it now, this process has the ability to destroy future generation’s lives, just because of our ignorance. Our generation should not be responsible for destroying others. When Students are healthier, they will spend less money on healthcare and medication and more money on other things. This saved money, could be used for many things things....   [tags: Energy ]
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Difficulties that Generation Y Faces - Generation Y has been through an array of difficulties. Drug abuse is one of the issues teens are faced with everyday. Not only narcotic drugs, but also prescription drugs and over the counter medications have been used and abused. Drugs have gotten easier to acquire throughout the years. Generation Y has had many teens be affected by media messages and how they project an image of sex to the viewers. What are the reasons behind drug abuse. People from all walks of life have been victims of drug abuse....   [tags: Drugs]
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The Generation Gap In India - As time goes on a gap is created between the past generations and the current generations. This gap between men in the 1950s and the men now (2009) are similar and different in terms of the roles they play, their attitudes towards society, women and work, and their identities. The root to the generation gap in India is due to the influence of media especially television and movies have caused people to look up to the characters and strives to act like them, which reinforce gender stereotypes and identities....   [tags: India] 1293 words
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"Generation X" Literature Review - Douglas Coupland’s Generation X is a novel in which young adults essentially tell each other stories of their life, and these stories tell the views of the generation as a whole. As one can imagine, because of all the storytelling, the use of literary devices is littered throughout the course of the novel. In the first half of the novel, we are given a good sense of who the main characters are through detailed character development of their past and their views. There have been three static characters established; Andy, Dag, and Claire....   [tags: Literature Review ] 1083 words
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The Destruction of a Complete Generation - ... A naked soldier is squatting in the fork of a tree, he still has his helmet on, otherwise he is entirely unclad. There is only half of him sitting up there, the top half, the legs are missing.” (208). In the trenches, Paul and his fellow soldiers Stanislaus Katczinsky, a resourceful forty year old, and Tjaden, a young man who holds a large grudge against their training officer Corporal Himmelstoss, are in the midst of a bombardment themselves. Planes suddenly appear and Paul explains what happens as a result, “We lose eleven men in one day that way, and five of them stretcher-bearers....   [tags: History, War] 2169 words
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The Next Generation of Energy - Energy resource is the basic material of human activity. In a sense, human and social development is inseparable from the emergence of high-quality energy resources and advanced technologies. Energy resource are the source which can produce all kinds of energy such as heat, electricity, light and mechanical energy, etc. In nowadays, energy resource and the environment, are the major world issues that mankind should concern, since everything we use are made of or involved in consumption of natural resource such as oil, coal, and natural gas....   [tags: Energy] 1533 words
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New Generation Large Aircraft - ... Gate capacity is a point that is also being taken into account; airports and airlines already suffer delays with adequate terminal design and turnaround times, thus adding an aircraft capable of carrying over 800 people to the equation could turn a moderately controlled situation into an uncontrollable and completely congested airport. As well as improving physical and automatic passenger check-in points, gate capacity will also have to meet the aircraft’s new design. Expanding current gates as well as taking these facts into account when constructing new gates and terminal will most definitely ease ground operations....   [tags: Aviation ]
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Dissolution of the theory of Spontaneous Generation - Spontaneous generation is the belief that some life forms are created from non-living things. It was an accepted theory to explain the creation of living things since the times of the ancient Romans to the early nineteenth century, when people began to become more skeptical of this idea. By the 20th century, spontaneous generation was known to be an incorrect theory. The reason it was known to be incorrect, primarily, was because of four scientists: Francesco Redi, John Needham, Lazzaro Spallanzani, and Louis Pasteur....   [tags: essays research papers] 691 words
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In Our Time and the Lost Generation - In Our Time and the Lost Generation Ernest Hemingway's In Our Time is a true representation of his "lost generation" for the simple reason that all generations are eventually lost as time goes by. Hemingway focuses on a generation he knows about, his own. It becomes apparent throughout the novel that Hemingway is deconstructing the world without overly using vast amounts of description. All of the “messages" bring the reader to an understanding of a generation, the "lost generation" that appears to result from Hemingway's novel....   [tags: In Our Time Essays]
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The Beat Generation Subculture - The Beat Generation Subculture Every generation has its middle class, majority, and norm, which are decided by that era's standards of behavior and thought. Similarly, each generation has a group that rejects these standards and rebels against the norm. In the 1950's a group of American writers that exemplified this behavior formed. They were called the beat generation. The beat generation was particularly remarkable because although it was began by an exceptionally small group of people, its cultural influence was enormous....   [tags: Papers] 951 words
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Generation View Of Reality - Generation’s View of Reality Ben Stiller’s 1994 film, Reality Bites, portrays the broad based struggles of America’s twentysomethings through a lighthearted glimpse into the lives of the movie’s main characters. Four friends, recently graduated from college, find themselves over-educated and under-employed, a theme reiterated in the lives of many Generation Xers according to critic Marilyn Gardner. She states, “unemployment is higher for those under 25 then it is for the workforce as a whole.” (pg....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Stolen Generation of Aboriginal Decent - The Stolen Generation has left devastating impacts upon the Aboriginal culture and heritage, Australian history and the presence of equality experienced today. The ‘Stolen Generation’ refers to the children of Aboriginal descent being forcefully abducted by government officials of Australia and placed within institutions and catholic orphanages, being forced to assimilate into ‘white society’. These dehumanising acts placed these stolen children to experience desecration of culture, loss of identity and the extinction of their race....   [tags: Australian Aborigines] 917 words
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The Voice Of Generation X - 'We have been labeled apathetic, lazy, and selfish just to name a few,'; says Josie Mazzaferro in her essay entitled, 'Turned Off by Politics.'; We have been judged in every aspect of society, especially in the political arena. Is there any way for us to clear up these misconceptions given to us by other generations. It seems that the voice of Generation X is silent when it comes to political issues these days. When we talk about politics we often wonder what relevance it has on our lives. Many of us feel that politicians are no longer trustworthy....   [tags: essays research papers] 594 words
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X: the Influenced and Influential Generation - There are many aspects of my generation that reflect, define, and influence my generation. Its a difficult task to understand Generation X, my generation. We are like no generation before us, and no preceding generation will be like ours. We are empowered by the Internet, we have more knowledge about technology than our parents, and we are exposed to so much information. One thing remains unchanged, as with past generation; the relationship between us and our parents. Jamake Highwater once said, "the greatest distance between people is not space, but culture.(301)" This is true, my generation has their own culture, one which is of course different than that of our parents....   [tags: American History] 1777 words
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The First Computer Dependent Generation - The First Computer Dependent Generation The computer has become one of the most important and influential luxuries of this generation. Young people use computers every day for school, work, and entertainment. They are the first generation to have become computer literate as early as the onset of adolescence. For most of their lives they have used computers, so it is not surprising that our generation has become highly dependent upon them. Frustration usually occurs when one can not get access to their computer....   [tags: essays research papers] 759 words
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The Next Generation Internet - The Next Generation Internet As the internet continues to integrate itself into the daily routine of millions of people worldwide, the narrow possibilities of current download and viewing speed continue to constrain the amount of information that is accessible and how fast it can be retrieved. The government, in conjunction with numerous computer and telecommunications companies, has set forth the Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative. Experts predict that in the next few years, internet users will have more bandwidth than they could ever use....   [tags: Papers] 773 words
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