My whole life, I've identified with Generation X. Even when you try to put too fine a point on it, and come up with hard beginning and end dates for that particular group of kids, it never mattered. I guess it has a lot to do with the slightly percieved cultural shifts that defined those born pre and post Reagan.
A "generation" lasts roughly 20 years, right? Something like that. If you restart the clock with the Baby Boom in 1945, at some point you have to account for the 5 extra years to get through to 2000. Generation X could be 1965 - 1980, and that sounds about right to me. Culture really started chainging in big ways after 1980. And pop culture was always a year or two behind in the South, where I grew up. So I'm covered. And even after all those calculations and social investigations, it appears I'm being too broad.
Because someone wants to come up with the folks between X and Y - people like me who were born during the Carter administration - and figure out who we are.
Catalano? Lord help me.
And, hey, when did Generation Y become The Millenials? Damn these kids, always trying to confuse people.