Did you take intro to statistics yet?
I fail to see the relevance of that question.
I'm of the opinion now that people born between 1975 and, from what I can tell, 1991 are a special segment of self-initiatied technically-midned people. At least, a sizable minority of us. I simply do not see the same characteristics in people born after.
Bullcrap. The time period you were born in has nothing to do with your innate drive to learn and accomplish cool things. I was born in 1994, started experimenting with computers when I was 8, learned ANSI C when I was 12, and now I'm a bored college student who writes 3D game engines for fun. I've always been filled with a passion to learn new things about computers, and I will never stop trying to accomplish things that are awesome. I am ambitious.
Contrast with my older brother, who was born in 1990 - well within your special birth year requirement - but who is exactly like your 11 year old son. He is not unintelligent by any means, but he is lazy and lacks any sort of drive whatsoever. He can figure complex things out from sheer boredom, but nothing but the most mindless pursuits seem to capture his attention for very long. It took him three years to get a two year degree at a community college, and he's been through a dozen different jobs in that timespan. He has a small future to speak of, and doesn't seem to particularly care - save for the fact that he knows he won't ever really get everything he wants.
I don't really care whether or not I've convinced you that you're wrong. I just wanted to say it. I have a mind to develop great things one day - you just wait.
So, click accept little sheep, go down the ramp into the windowless room now please.
Windowless? I wish. I can see them right now, and they're all sky blue.
The trouble with a lot of self-made men is that they worship their creator.