Someone found this older tongue-in-cheek post called Barefoot, In the Snow, Uphill, Both Ways from last January and took exception to it. (You'll have to read the old post to understand the context.) I decided not to post this as a comment on that post because (a) no one would see it, and (b) I can't edit out the swear words.
So, with swear words edited out, here's the comment:
This article is bull$#%&, i was born in 1988 and will never get how anyone can hate a generation as educated and tolerant as mine, the author is no better than the generation before him (which ruined America by the way), i find it funny that after being hit by your parents they would not turn out as good as we did, we didnt have itunes and $#%& until in my case high school, most of the stuff complained about not having we didnt always have either, I grew up playing nes/genesis not ps3/360, but its cool the author has their timelines right and the older games are more fun anyway, id rather play super mario brothers than call of duty, no remotes in the 80's? not according to my parents, and guides on the tv? still have to read them, have to wait a week for your cartoons? you dont see me complaining now cause i have to wait a week between episodes of the office, no microwaves? maybe if that generation was smarter someone would have invented them, as for being outside all day, my generation had a good balance, so dont worry about that, no car seats? once again i guess someone should have been smart enough to invent them or did they not care about little kids safety back then, I knew planty of people who walked to school every day we would do just fine in any decade
p.s. the generation being $#%& on in this article, some of them are in Iraq and Afghanistan fighting so people like the author have the right to voice/write their dumb opinions have a little respect
I thought you would enjoy this reader's perspective as much as I did. I'm glad he wrote it.