The Big Empty: Dialogues on Politics, Sex, God, Boxing, Morality, Myth, Poker, and Bad Conscience in America - Part One, Pages 3 through 36 Summary & Analysis

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Part One, Pages 3 through 36 Summary and Analysis

Generations

Father and son discuss the generation gap. Norman, John's father, is fifty-five years older than his son. John is from the GenY generation, the last generation who were able to discover the world before technology and the Internet totally took over. Computers and the Internet were part of his world in 1996 when he graduated but they weren't all encompassing like they've become. After his generation is gone, no one will remember what the world was like before technology.

Norman acknowledges that he's old enough to be John's grandfather. He is not a technocrat. He doesn't even know how to turn on a PC. He is fortunate enough to have an assistant who takes care of his computer work. The GenYs, have been pressured to feel naked without their cell phone and Blackberry. As a...

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