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Squeezing a nation of people into demographic categories for electronics marketing purposes has never been an exact science. The surly, hacking Gen Xers, now approaching their 40’s, have been followed by Gen Y, also labelled “Millennials,” those tech-lovin’ creatures born around 1980, the year post-it notes were introduced by 3M. Of the Y-groupers who’ve made it to college, 75% now have a Facebook account, 28% have their own blog, and 44% read the blogs of others (survey from “Connecting to the Net.Generation” by Reynol Junco and Jeanna Mastrodicasa, 2007). Time’s marching relentlessly on, however, delivering the digital imaging industry yet another generation of

Web-savvy, gear-hungry and ready to buy, teens are the epitome of the digital consumer. But that's just part of the story. By Sean Wargo Director of Industry Analysis Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) We've heard a number of times in our lives that children are our future. And it seems fitting, as we buckle down for the holidays and stand on the eve of another year, to take a look at both the present and the future of the CE marketplace through the eyes of the emerging CE consumer set—teens. Herein lies a glimpse at what tomorrow's products and retail environments will be, as well as suggestions for how

Web-savvy, gear-hungry and ready to buy, teens are the epitome of the digital consumer. But that's just part of the story. By Sean Wargo Director of Industry Analysis Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) We've heard a number of times in our lives that children are our future. And it seems fitting, as we buckle down for the holidays and stand on the eve of another year, to take a look at both the present and the future of the CE marketplace through the eyes of the emerging CE consumer set—teens. Herein lies a glimpse at what tomorrow's products and retail environments will be, as well as suggestions for how

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