Douglas Coupland (q.v.) did not coin the term “Generation X,” nor has he really ever claimed to have done so. In fact, he attributes the term to Billy Idol. See for yourself in an early article “Doug” Coupland wrote for Vista, a defunct Vancouver business magazine, circa 1989. I’ve been carting this around for a decade and have now scanned and uploaded it (see photos or tagged-but-not-accessible PDF).

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