n. The Net Generation; the generation born since the advent of the personal computer.
N-Gener n.

Example Citations:
"The Net Generation or N-Gen has arrived, writes author and consultant Don Tapscott in his book Growing Up Digital. He's talking about the 88 million North American kids—from babies to those just turning 20—who will have grown up surrounded by computers and digital media."
The Globe and Mail, "Net Generation shakes windows and walls"

There are more than 7 million North American children under the age of 18 on the Internet, says the Alliance for Converging Technologies, dubbing this group of kids as “The N-Gen“ - as in the Net Generation, of course.
—James Romenesko, “Plugged in,“ Saint Paul Pioneer Press, October 28, 1996

Earliest Citation:
The Net Generation has arrived. These 88 million children in the US and Canada who are already combining demographic muscle with digital mastery to become a force for social transformation. ...

Aged 0-20, N-Geners are embracing interactive media such as the Internet, CD-ROM and video games.
—Don Tapscott, “Growing Up Digital: The Rise of the Net Generation,“ Alliance for Converging Technologies, January 1, 1996

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