Indeed, Satoshi's expression in writing genuinely resonates with Gen Xers/Millenials.
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As a Gen xer I take issue with the images used in that article. We are not that old!
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Looks like Noam Chomsky
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Satoshi was probably a Gen-Xer.
Every generation has had their "opportunity", Boomers had real-estate. Gen X / Millenials have Bitcoin.
Will be interesting to see what Gen Z has? AI? Something else?
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I agree with this. Wrote some reasons back in 2019 in the beginning of "Kicking the Horne'ts Nest", p9-10 in pdf version:
Satoshi likes to double-space after a sentence is complete. This was the standard taught to typing or keyboarding students up until roughly the year 2000. Stylometry, studying a person’s literary quirks in writing, has been a ripe field for pondering the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto. It may be a stretch, but with few clues, this double-space idiosyncrasy has often been noted in places like /r/Bitcoin on Reddit. There has also been discussion about Satoshi’s tendencies toward British spellings of words, such as cheques for checks, neighbours for neighbors, decentralised or formalised with an s rather than a z, or use of the word “bloody.” Some say these British tendencies were for obfuscation—to fake the world. I personally think there is something to the British influence. His British usage reads very organicly and unforced. I interpret that Satoshi indeed had some British-influenced upbringing (e.g., Britain, or Canada or Australia or a British Caribbean island). Like micro-expressions in facial body language, wording, in organic thought or writing, becomes hard-coded. To not release those tendencies would require constant and extreme discipline. Of course, Satoshi just might well have those qualities and fool me right there! Regarding double-spacing, I tend to believe that the double-spacing may well hint at Satoshi’s age…he most likely learned to type when double-spacing after a period was standard. Revolutionary ideas have often come in history from people in their 20s or early 30s, but in this case, that seems too young. Typing this specific way, given the revolutionary thoughts for Bitcoin, and the technical skill acquired and necessary to create the code, as well as the polish in writing, Satoshi was likely not young when working on Bitcoin. Purely speculating, I would guess that he was likely around 40 when the whitepaper came out in 2008…meaning he was likely born around 1968, give-or-take a few years.
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Very interesting. I've always thought Satoshi was likely in his 50's in 2008. For sure no younger than 40.
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Yes and also, he hung out on USENET with the other cypherpunks. USENET (now basically unheard of), was a distinctly Gen-X place as it reached it real popularity in 1995-2000.
BTW. I'm a Gen-Xer and I learned double-space after period in our "typing class" (yes there really used to be such a thing).
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As one of the OG Gen Xers born in the mid-60s, I endorse this article and principle.
⚡🧡TNStacker Approved🧡⚡
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Gen X is typically 1965 - 1980/81
Boomers are 1946 to 1964
Silent is 1928 to 1945
Greatest Gen is 1901 to 1927
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stackers have outlawed this. turn on wild west mode in your /settings to see outlawed content.