So what IS “qwerty” anyway?

For the purposes of this blog, qwerty refers to anyone who was a part of Generation X, Generation Y, or the Millennials, with a particular focus on those of us who grew up with the digital revolution but who were born before it happened.

We’re also a bunch of people who are nostalgic for John Hughes movies, boomboxes, and Pop Tarts.

Much of this blog attempts to explore things of interest to generation qwerty…how do we, the generation that followed the ambitious baby boomers, choose career paths, Kindles, and dinner menus? We, like all generations before us, are different than the groups that preceded us. We blog. We believe in global warming and gay marriage. We have jobs in consulting. And, most of us are either lactose or gluten intolerant.

We’ve been told we’re special. But…are we? What, save for Mark Zuckerberg (sheesh, can we stop talking about THAT guy), have we done that’s so amazing?

The guy in the video below is a cross between Bill Nye, Alton Brown, and Ryan Seacrest. He’s also super passionate about keyboards and explains where the term qwerty actually came from.

Around the :33 mark he states that if qwerty were an actual word, it should mean “outdated and purposefully designed with the intention for inefficiency.”

That statement, in a nutshell, sums up how I feel about generation qwerty. We’re a distracted bunch of multitaskers whose cachet doesn’t amount to much beyond our brand loyalty, trend spotting, and likes on Facebook. After years of evolution, the biggest asset our generation brings to the table is our ability click on a thumbs up sign.

But I’ve always been a Negative Nancy, so I could be wrong.

P.S. Is it just me or is that Bill Nye/Alton Brown/Ryan Seacrest fella kind of attractive? Single flirty qwerty over here may have a new nerdy crush.


About freeneurotica

The Greatest Generation fought a really important war and knew how to ration. The Baby Boomers went to Woodstock and created America's Interstate Highway System. And, the rest of us? We're allergic to gluten and spend our time filling out social network profiles. Man, is that a pain in the ass. Follow me on Twitter @freeneurotica.
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