Geriatric millennials: Is new micro-generational label accurate or insulting?

Geriatric millennials are poised to bridge the digital divide between the older and younger generations.
Geriatric millennials are poised to bridge the digital divide between the older and younger generations.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - If you remember the era of dial-up Internet and pagers, kept your music in cassettes, CDs and, now, a Spotify playlist, and were born between 1980 and 1985, congratulations, you are a "geriatric millennial".

The label, introduced in April by American author Erica Dhawan on publishing platform Medium, describes a micro-generation that is comfortable with both analogue and digital forms of communication.

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