The problem is that this calls into question how long it takes Connie to graduate high school. She first appears as a high schooler in Album 1, and graduates in Album 31, which means that by this timeline, it took her almost eight years to graduate (not counting the year she probably already had under her belt, given that she started the show at sixteen). It also means that certain child characters, like Lucy and Mandy, took at least five years to go through middle school, which doesn't jive with their respective characterizations as intelligent students. Unfortunately, I couldn't get your webpage to load, so I don't know about your methods and I can't comment on them, but I don't think it's as simple as "this amount of albums equals a year"—I think different groups of albums cover different periods of time.
I do like discussing the Odyssey timeline, though, especially as it relates to history and current events. I personally believe that the show begins in 1987 and only around ten years have passed, and here's why:
Given the constant references to arcades during the first few years of the show (a very
'80s thing to be into) and the fact that there was an episode where everyone concluded that tabletop RPGs are evil incarnate (which falls in with the time of the moral panic over Dungeons and Dragons
in the 1980s), I think it's safe to say that that's when the show begins. Whit, being born no later than 1924 (since he served in WWII) is now in his early sixties, and Jenny probably only died and Whit obtained the Fillmore Recreation Center and turned it into Whit's End a few years prior to that.
Then take into consideration how the generations of child characters work—they stick around from late elementary to all of middle school, which spans four years in most school systems. Two generations of kids have passed, meaning at least eight years have gone by; at this point, we're probably halfway through this new generation, so two years have passed by since Album 50. Putting this together, that means that about ten years have passed in-show, so that means that we are now in the year 1997. So if you make allowances for a couple of lapses in continuity, Connie's graduation doesn't take her quite so long and could fit within a normal timeframe, and Whit is in his early seventies instead of pushing eighty or over ninety. (Advances in technology can be explained by the mere existence of people like John Avery Whittaker; if he can create virtual reality technology that is enviable even by today's standards, then I can allow for smartphones becoming widespread a decade ahead of their time.)
More importantly, this also means that, if technology accelerates but everything else remains the same, the show is now set in the era of the Backstreet Boys.
Duchess of Logic in the Royal Court of Eleventh Doctor, Lord of the Debate VampiresPersonal tumblrAIO sideblog
MF: *abolishes the debate nun monument*
Tiger: Eh, that's cool. It gets lonely in the convent. :P