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There is no perceived IT generation gap: Young people really are thick

Ken Hagan Gold badge

"it seems to me that the mental retention of literary allusions, cultural references etc is something older people do."

Well that's almost obvious. We've been around for longer. I know *far* more than I did when I was a teenager, about a huge variety of stuff that I didn't even realise (back then) was a thing that you could know about. Given the time-spans involved, it would be a bit embarrassing if I didn't.

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