I've always wondered about this myself. Now I know.
- The Silent generation, people born before 1946.
- The Baby Boomers, people born between 1946 and 1959.
- Generation X , people born between 1960 and 1979.
- Generation Y, people born between 1980 and 2008.
Why do we call the last one Generation Y?
I did not know but a caricaturist explains it eloquently below...learned something new!
(By the way, this is actually just a repost of an email that I've seen circulating around. Some people I've forwarded it to never saw it before so I thought I'd share it here. Pretty funny, isn't it?).