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By : Jeri Maier
(March, 2002)
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Question

Hi.  My name is Anne and I am doing a project for school. 
(11th grade).  My topic is baby boomers.  
I have specifically chosen Madonna
(music) Princess Diana (culture/volunteerism) 
and Bill Gates (technology/entrepreneur) for my thesis.  
I am researching how each has affected the 
culture of our global community.  
If you have any information
or sites you think would be useful to me, 
I would surely appreciate any input.

In advance, thank you for your help.

Sincerely,  
Anne  

Answer

Hi There Anne:
So, here are some articles on the web sites I found for you:

  • Princess Diana: A beautiful princess who was frail but blossomed to her own. She became famous for her charitable deeds after her divorced from Prince Charles: Princess Diana's Life, Death, and Conspiracy Theory Links 0ne-stop resource for all Princess Diana sites Comprehensive links to Princess Diana and Prince Charles sites Princess Diana Links and News . http://www.greatdreams.com/princess.htm Princess Diana Memorial, the death of a fairy tale princess. http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Vines/1009/diana.htm CNN - Diana: A Remembrance Millions watched a fairy tale in the making Diana Reigns The making of a royal star irreconcilable Differences The princess in plush solitude On Her Own http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/9708/diana/ http://www.althorp.com/diana-a-celebration/index.asp
  • Madonna: What can I say about this Super Star? I am a 54 years old baby boomers and I love her and her musics ever since she came on the scene over 10+ years ago (or more?) "Madonna's ability to morph from Material Girl to rock hard rocker to a mom has kept her atop of pop music." - AOL, 1/30/2002 Madonna is beautiful, sassy, sexy, talented, and a dare-devil in her own right. She is innovative, creative She brokes all the rules She created her own rules. She broke the barriers for other woman singers - performers. Madonna Premieres Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 9/8c Think you know everything about Madonna? Not a chance. Driven talked to the friends, musicians, and mentors who knew the singer before she became the Material Girl; we also found previously unseen artifacts that will forever change the way you perceive her. From egg-eating actress to guitar-slinging bandleader, get ready for the Madonna nobody knows. http://www.vh1.com/insidevh1/shows/driven/madonna/ http://www.vh1.com/network/aol.jhtml?url=/insidevh1/shows/evolution/madonna Description: Official site features audio, video and lyrics from her new album Music. Category: Arts > Celebrities > M > Madonna http://www.madonnamusic.com/ - MADONNA Description: Official Madonna site at Warner Brothers. Category: Arts > Celebrities > M > Madonna http://www.wbr.com/madonna/ Welcome to MadonnaFanClub.com Description: The official Madonna fan club. Has news, member information, shopping and services. Category: Arts > Celebrities > M > Madonna www.madonnafanclub.com/ - 1k - Cached - Similar pages Home Page News, Prospective Students, Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni & Friends. University Closings, About Madonna University, E-Mail, E-Mail, Alumni Association. ... Description: Official web site--information for prospective students, alumni, parents, and benefactors, including... Category: Reference > Education > ... > United States > Michigan > Madonna University http://www.munet.edu/ Welcome to theMadonna Lyrics Archive Created and maintained by Kenny Zalewski. http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~kennyz/madonna_lyrics/HomePage.html http://www.madonnamusic.com/ http://aolsvc.aol.music.getmusic.com/artists/featured/madonnahome64565.html http://www.mlvc.org http://philip.greenspun.com/humor/bill-gates http://www.microsoft.com/billgates/default.asp http://db.photo.net/WealthClock http://www.quuxuum.org/~evan/bgnw.html http://www.norfacad.pvt.k12.va.us/project/gates/bill.htm
  • Bill Gates was born on October 28, 1955 with the name William Henry Gates III. He was also nicknamed Trey and is known at work as the "Gator". Bill Gates grew up in Seattle, Washington with his family. His family was wealthy and was very competitive in anything they did. His father, William Gates Sr., was a "prominent" attorney and his mother, Mary, served on the Board of Directors on many organizations, including United Way. Bill Gates also had two sisters, Kristi and Libby. Libby now has two children who call him Uncle Bill. Bill Gates started junior high at Lakeside, an exclusive all boys school in Seattle. Lakeside was one of the first schools to get a computer in 1968, and Bill and his friends were interested in it. He became friends with Paul Allen, who also loved computers. Bill Gates was very smart but "nerdy" at school where he became "obsessed" with technology. Bill Gates teamed with Paul Allen and two other classmates to form The Lakeside Programmers Group. Bill Gates and Paul Allen contacted MITS, a computer electronics place, when they created BASIC, a computer programming code. He then went to Harvard University when he was twenty years old. In Hawaii in 1994, Bill married Melinda , who was a Product Manager at Microsoft. They had a baby girl, Jennifer Katherine, on April 26, 1996. They currently live in Bellevue, Washington where he is interested in biotechnology and is on the boards of the Darwin Molecular and the Icos Corporation. He has written the book 'The Road Ahead' but is also an avid reader and likes to play bridge and golf. Bill Gates has accepted many awards including the National Medal of Technology from President Bush. Bill Gate's wealth has gone up and up and is now approximately 48.5 billion which makes him the richest man in the world. I do believe that all three personality, Princess Diana, Madonna and Bill Gates contribute and change our society.

    Question

    
    What are the statistics on Baby Boomers who actively buy on-line?    
    (i.e., how many baby boomers use on-line services?)    
     
    Of the 32 million AARP members (as of April 2000),
    how many are Baby Boomers?    
    
    How babyboomer adults confront their Parents about the way
    they were raised and the issues of same.    
    
    What percentage of Baby Boomers buy resort real estate?
    Do you have any concrete information
    (i.e., in 1999 1 million baby boomers purchased 2nd
    homes in resort communities...etc.)?  
    

    Question

    Great site! Where can i find a large collection
    of 60's psychedelic album covers. I'm trying to locate a 
    kind of font for print that was popular in the 60's and
    need some examples
    Thanks,
    vazmusic@aol.com
    

    Answer

    Hi There:
    Thank you for the compliment.  We are here to serve!
    
    Have you check out Boomers Hippies Links Page?
    From that page you can go to variouis 60's and Hippies web sites which are rich with posters and photos from the 60's. http://boomersint.com/hippies/boomer_hippies.html Boomers International - Worldwide hippies links Or Check out Peter Max's Web Site for posters etc... He is the famous psychedelic painter. http://www.petermax.com Here are some album covers from couples of Donovan's sites. http://www.sabotage.demon.co.uk/donovan/frames.htm http://www.ccia.com/~cajoana/donovan.htm Here are some album covers from Dylan http://www.bobdylan.com http://www.bobdylan.com/albums/index.html Here's Grateful Deads SITE - The ultimate psychedelic.. http://www.gratefuldead.com/ Here some Auctions site with 60's musics : http://www.smartshop.com/cgi-bin/main.cgi?c=373&ssa=1000 Enjoy, PEACE, Love and Light, Jeri Maier

    Question

    What are the top 10% on-line service Web sites that Baby
    Boomers visit?  
    
    Boomers International gets several thousand visitors
    per month. 
    
    What do Baby Boomers like and dislike about CONTENT
    on Web sites?    
    
    

    Answer

    Boomers like mostly anything to do with oldies musics, nostalgic & old timer shows on TV and radio. They also like to search for their old friends from high school or long lost loves. They love to read about themselves or anything to do with their generation. They do not like 1) Obscenity. 2) Long and winding story - they do not have time to read. 3) Being told or suggested that they might be too old, dumb and ignorant. 4) Technical difficulty in using the web site. They like simple and easy to navigate and easy to follow web site.

    Question

    When its 7am in washington dc what time is it in Cario?

    Answer

    3PM same day! There are many good time zone converters and here is one: http://www.cnn.com/WEATHER/worldtime/
    This one is a fun one! http://www.timeticker.com/main.htm

    Question

    Why is it that during the hippie era everyone 
    was into drugs? 
    
    

    Answer

    During the late 50's, there was a mass of an individual 
    and spiritual movement and various researches conducted
    about Eastern religious, and psychological aspects of 
    human potential. Those that want to reach higher human
    consciousness were experimenting with Yoga and meditation. 
    Drugs were also used as one of the experimental vehicles to
    reach higher consciousness or higher realm of possibility
    (get high ...) 
    In the 60s, many of the hippies lived in commune or shared
    living quarters and they were trusting of their fellow hipppy
    who use drugs so they also participated in this uncontrolled
    experiment. It was one form of freedom and self-expression. 
    One form of rebellion. It was the symbol of anti-establishment,
    living free and feeling high. This is my opinion and may not 
    be 100% accurate. Please feel free to post yours.. 
    

    Question

    Please tell me something about the community of
    hippies life in the mountain(a backward village) 
    according to the book"enoch's place"by Joyce.
    The social background, when, how and why do
    the hippies go into the mountain,and what is
    their life like.Why are they called 'hippies'?
    They are so different from the hippies in the city. 
    
    

    Answer

     I have not read the book, "Enoch's Place" 
    but judging from the real-life experiences from 
    the late 50s and 60s, one can derive definitions 
    for hippies and they can be varied based on 
    several sources. 
    
    One of the sources that seemed to be describing the
    reasons why hippies go to the mountain or rather 
    describing the .. 
    
    Cratis Williams (1911-1985) was a serious researcher
    of southern Appalachian social and cultural history.
    His dissertation, The Southern Mountaineer in Fact 
    and Fiction (New York University, 1961), is a major
    contribution to scholarship. 
    
    In his dissertation, Williams came to the
    conclusion that the mountaineer "turns out to be a rather 
    complex individual when we examine him closely." 
    
    The mountain lifestyle and city lifestyle are totally different 
    because of the surrounding and the environment one live
    with day-to-day. In the mountain there is such a natural 
    beauty and the greenery. It is also peaceful and provide a
    sanctuary and spirituality that one seeks and can obtain
    from living in such a place. Hippies in the city are living
    in the middle of society and more established and structured
    lifestyle. They are not totally separating from societal 
    and everyday living. 
    
    According to the author of the book, "The Way of the Hippy" 
    from "Hippies From A to Z" by Skip Stone .... 
    "To be a hippie you must believe in peace as 
    the way to resolve differences among peoples,
    ideologies and religions. The way to peace is 
    through love and tolerance. Loving means accepting 
    other as they are, giving them freedom to express
    themselves and not judging them based on appearances.
    This is the core of the hippie philosophy" 
    you can read more about it on his web site.
     (Source, http://hippy.com/hippyway.htm) 
    
    I also have a list of Hippies web sites here 
    that you can broaden your reseach on: 
    
    http://boomersint.org/boomhip.htm 
    
    Let me know if you would like to learn more
     about the 50's and the 60's. 
    

    Question

    I am 49, my husband is 60...we are raising two young grandsons
    whom we have adopted...I would be interested in knowing
    if there are any statistics showing the growing number of
    grandparents raising grandchildren...and how many of us 
    are boomers... 
     
    

    Answer

    According to 2 studies, the numbers are approximately
    4-5 millions.   One study cited that currently there 
    are over 4 million and the other study stated that 
    there are about 5 million children in the United 
    States that live with their grandparents.  Out of 
    those numbers, more than one third of these children 
    live with grandparents without their own parents.            
    
    We will post links for Grandparents' community in
    the near future.
    

    Question

    How many people were born between 1946 and 1964
    globally (not only US)? 
    
    

    Answer

    Check this US CENSUS Bureau 's 
    World Populations and Growth Rate.
    Total Midyear Population for the World: 1950-2050 Average Average annual annual growth population Year Population rate (%) change 1950 2,555,078,074 1.47 37,783,610 1951 2,592,861,684 1.61 42,057,724 1952 2,634,919,408 1.71 45,334,288 1953 2,680,253,696 1.77 47,968,370 1954 2,728,222,066 1.87 51,447,715 1955 2,779,669,781 1.89 52,953,889 1956 2,832,623,670 1.95 55,820,377 1957 2,888,444,047 1.94 56,498,740 1958 2,944,942,787 1.76 52,326,211 1959 2,997,268,998 1.39 42,063,403 1960 3,039,332,401 1.33 40,781,960 1961 3,080,114,361 1.80 56,083,390 1962 3,136,197,751 2.19 69,508,948 1963 3,205,706,699 2.19 71,110,065 1964 3,276,816,764 2.08 69,021,089 1965 3,345,837,853 2.08 70,227,393 1966 3,416,065,246 2.02 69,742,104 1967 3,485,807,350 2.04 71,868,340 1968 3,557,675,690 2.08 74,665,661 1969 3,632,341,351 2.05 75,268,761 1970 3,707,610,112 2.07 77,580,647 1971 3,785,190,759 2.01 77,006,527 1972 3,862,197,286 1.96 76,511,302 1973 3,938,708,588 1.91 75,889,828 1974 4,014,598,416 1.82 73,625,631 1975 4,088,224,047 1.75 72,167,756 1976 4,160,391,803 1.73 72,536,792 1977 4,232,928,595 1.70 72,474,692 1978 4,305,403,287 1.74 75,373,540 1979 4,380,776,827 1.72 75,928,390 1980 4,456,705,217 1.70 76,259,715 1981 4,532,964,932 1.76 80,436,825 1982 4,613,401,757 1.73 80,530,143 1983 4,693,931,900 1.68 79,634,537 1984 4,773,566,437 1.68 81,035,969 1985 4,854,602,406 1.70 83,004,697 1986 4,937,607,103 1.73 85,962,343 1987 5,023,569,446 1.71 86,582,954 1988 5,110,152,400 1.67 86,179,816 1989 5,196,332,216 1.67 87,425,051 1990 5,283,757,267 1.56 83,186,587 1991 5,366,943,854 1.53 82,729,518 1992 5,449,673,372 1.48 81,341,886 1993 5,531,015,258 1.44 79,980,657 1994 5,610,995,915 1.41 79,890,858 1995 5,690,886,773 1.36 77,749,766 1996 5,768,636,539 1.35 78,195,455 1997 5,846,831,994 1.32 77,774,984 1998 5,924,606,978 1.31 77,941,584 1999 6,002,548,562 1.29 77,639,749 2000 6,080,188,311 1.26 77,266,495 2001 6,157,454,806 1.24 76,857,561 2002 6,234,312,367 1.22 76,307,051 2003 6,310,619,418 1.19 75,485,352 2004 6,386,104,770 1.16 74,534,495 2005 6,460,639,265 1.14 73,767,955 2006 6,534,407,220 1.12 73,316,411 2007 6,607,723,631 1.10 72,783,684 2008 6,680,507,315 1.07 72,021,910 2009 6,752,529,225 1.05 71,236,842 2010 6,823,766,067 1.03 70,780,682 2011 6,894,546,749 1.02 70,649,200 2012 6,965,195,949 1.01 70,477,103 2013 7,035,673,052 0.99 70,242,856 2014 7,105,915,908 0.98 69,942,567 2015 7,175,858,475 0.97 69,624,648 2016 7,245,483,123 0.95 69,182,816 2017 7,314,665,939 0.93 68,547,667 2018 7,383,213,606 0.92 67,887,547 2019 7,451,101,153 0.90 67,144,312 2020 7,518,245,465 0.88 66,380,461 2021 7,584,625,926 0.86 65,539,596 2022 7,650,165,522 0.84 64,572,106 2023 7,714,737,628 0.82 63,604,496 2024 7,778,342,124 0.80 62,594,421 2025 7,840,936,545 0.78 61,689,042 2026 7,902,625,587 0.77 60,876,883 2027 7,963,502,470 0.75 59,988,832 2028 8,023,491,302 0.73 59,067,132 2029 8,082,558,434 0.72 58,096,962 2030 8,140,655,396 0.70 57,197,111 2031 8,197,852,507 0.68 56,337,030 2032 8,254,189,537 0.67 55,344,027 2033 8,309,533,564 0.65 54,300,605 2034 8,363,834,169 0.63 53,257,203 2035 8,417,091,372 0.62 52,286,644 2036 8,469,378,016 0.60 51,375,199 2037 8,520,753,215 0.59 50,361,303 2038 8,571,114,518 0.57 49,322,750 2039 8,620,437,268 0.56 48,347,926 2040 8,668,785,194 0.55 47,472,042 2041 8,716,257,236 0.53 46,657,857 2042 8,762,915,093 0.52 45,750,863 2043 8,808,665,956 0.51 44,835,304 2044 8,853,501,260 0.50 44,012,990 2045 8,897,514,250 0.48 43,242,913 2046 8,940,757,163 0.47 42,463,040 2047 8,983,220,203 0.46 41,510,930 2048 9,024,731,133 0.45 40,463,761 2049 9,065,194,894 0.43 39,491,799 2050 9,104,686,693 This graph will give you an idea of what is the birth rate worldwide from 1950 to 1960 and projection through 2050. World Populations Graphs Sources: The International Data Base (IDB) is a computerized data bank containing statistical tables of demographic, and socio-economic data for 227 countries and areas of the world. Note: Data updated 03-21-2000.

    Question

    I'm looking for a picture of a flower child from the 60's.  I have a
    class project and need an authentic picture of a hippie.  Please send me
    the website address I need to connect to or send me a picture at:
    

    Answer


    Visit our HIPPIES links and check out over 50+ sites from there.
    
     Hippies Sites
    

    Question

    
    I CANT FIND A SITE FOR GLASGOW I AM SEARCHING FOR FRIENDS
    FROM THE SIXTIES WHO REMEMBER 7-30 CLUB MACCABI ETC  
    

    Answer

    There are many good web sites for Glasgow:
    Here are some of the sites:
    
    http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/
    City Of Glasgow
    
    http://www.glasgowguide.co.uk/
    Maps, images, and games as well as 
    information about pubs, clubs, restaurants, 
    shops, and places to visit. 
     
    http://www.glasgowlife.com/
    guide to restaurants, pubs, 
    hotels, cafes, and clubs. 
    
    http://www.glasgow-today.com/
    Current news, weather, local businesses, 
    sports, accommodations and more...
    
    http://www.glazgow.com/
    With web cam
    
    http://www.timeout.com/glasgow/
    Glasgow was voted the coolest city in Britain in 
    a recent nationwide survey by The Big Issue.  
    
    http://www.virtualglasgow.com/
    Guides for tourists and natives.
    
    http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Gordon_Inglis/glasgow.htm
    Welcome To Glasgow.
     
    

    Question

     
    How many Baby Boomers will have turned 50 years
    old in the year 2000?  
    

    Answer

    
    I would say approximately 30 millions Worldwide.
    

    Question

    What percentage of Baby Boomers buy resort real estate?
    Do you have any concrete information (i.e., in 1999 1 million baby
    boomers purchased 2nd homes in resort communities...etc.)? 
    
    

    Answer


    Question

    If you know any sites were I could find some Gen x stat's or marketing to gen x that would be very kind of you.

    Answer

    We will conduct a research and post what we find on this page in the future. Generation Xers are approximately 93 million Americans born between 1961 and 1981; and age in 1996, 15 to 35. Gen Xers want to discover interesting products that fit with the image of self that they are creating. They are pragmatic and very concern about environment. Emphasis is on realistic control of their life. They are group oriented and bonded well with friends and are protective of their groups. Gen Xers are born with the ideas of diversity and are generation of a very diversed group of cohorts. They are Street-Savvy and survivors. Gen Xers group have survived psychedelic parents, divorces, one-parent families, step families, both parents working, razor blades in their Halloween candy, latchkey lives, violence on television, on the streets, and in the schools. Probably the toughest generation since the G.I. Generation. FOR MORE INFORMATION Read this book. Generations, The History of America's Future, 1584 to 2069. William Strauss & Neil Howe, New York, Quill/William Morrow, 1991. Marketing to Generation X, Karen Ritchie, New York, Lexington Books, 1995.

    Questions

    I would like to find some websites that would provide me with
    info on the differences in prices from the 1940's to present...such
    as what a hamburger cost in 1940's verses now...or what a coke or
    pair of jeans cost back then. Prices of the common things
    that everyone used then and now. If you can help that would be great.  
    
    
    
    

    Answer

    See our link to AARP's Research 
    http://boomersint.org/aarp.htm
    Baby Boomers Envision Their Retirement: An AARP Segmentation Analysis --

    Question

     
    It is commonly argued that there will be a surge in saving
    by baby boomers over the next 10 years or so, driving the
    US stock market higher. Where is the best place on the
    web to find a coherent summary of these arguments? 
    
    

    Answer

    Come back in a few days for the answers!

    Question

    How many boomers are expected to retire [or otherwise
    leave the workforce] in the next 10 years? 20 Years?
    Thanks!! 
    
  • Answer

        
    Again, I would refer you to look at the AARP's
    Roper Research and comprehensive analysis 
    about baby boomers in the USA.
    
    
    Boomers Segments
    http://research.aarp.org/econ/boomer_seg_3.html
               
    

    Question

    How have the baby boomers effected the
    economy since they have been born? 
    

    Answer

    
    

    Question

    What do you feel is the best way to care for the ageing Baby Boomers? 
    Geriatric Clinics, long-term care, in-home health care? 
    Any thoughts? 
    

    Answer

     
    Depending on each situation and available resources.
    
    Check our Care-Givers Page:
    
    Caring For Parents
    
    Check : American Psychological Association's Advice on Elder Care.


    Question

    What percentage of baby boomers are college educated and 
    what percentage of boomers have degrees in computer technology?
    What percentage of boomers are working in technology fields?
    Also, what percentage of boomers fall below the assumed medium
    boomer income of $47,000 anually; what about the percentage of 
    boomers that qualify for below the US national poverty line?
    Please give me the percentages in terms of the boomer population. 
    
    

    Answer

        
    Again, I would refer you to look at the AARP's
    Roper Research and comprehensive analysis 
    about baby boomers in the USA.
    
    
    Boomers Segments
    http://research.aarp.org/econ/boomer_seg_3.html
    
    

    Question

    I have two statistical questions regarding baby boomers.
    Approximately how many living U.S. citizens are baby boomers?
    
    What percentage of the total U.S. 
    population does this fugure represent? 
    
    

    Answer

        
    AARP's Roper Research and comprehensive analysis
    gives a complete pictures about baby boomers in the USA.
    
    
    Boomers Segments
    http://research.aarp.org/econ/boomer_seg_3.html
    
    

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