Say what??? That's me she's talking about. I'm a Baby Boomer. Now it's personal!The new technological era has allowed our city to provide better services through the online and smart phone systems. For example, we have the Richardson Application which allows citizens and stakeholders to access information from the palms of their hands. I believe in a more efficient way of conducting business: less paper and moving to a more digital era without forgetting our baby boomers.
Source: Claudia Tatum.
If you were near me when I read that, you might have seen me shaking my fist at the clouds and heard me yelling for Claudia to get off my lawn.
I know the Baby Boom generation is aging (we all are). I know that Baby Boomers are retiring at a rate of 10,000 per day. But what does that have to do with "moving to a more digital era without forgetting our baby boomers"? Do Baby Boomers forget everything they know when they retire?
Bill Gates is a Baby Boomer. Steve Jobs was a Baby Boomer and Apple is still run by a Baby Boomer. The World Wide Web was invented by a Baby Boomer. It was the Baby Boom generation that got this whole digital era going. We know our way around a smart phone.
Say what??? "Our younger generations" expect that? Does Tatum think Baby Boomers are happy with slower and less reliable services at a high cost? Why in the world would she think anyone would be satisfied with that? The Baby Boomers are the last generation of Americans to know what life was like before computers. We invented the paperless world and we don't want to go back. We know our way around a smart phone. But I repeat myself. That's a symptom of old age, I guess. I'll give you that one, Claudia. As for your assumption that Baby Boomers aren't technologically savvy, well ... get off my lawn.Because of the new technological developments, our younger generations expect faster and more reliable services at a low cost.Source: Claudia Tatum.