Monday, November 10, 2008

It Makes Me Feel Old

Every year Beloit College puts out a mindset list for the incoming freshman class. It includes things they don't remember, or things they have never lived without. It's always good to get a perspective on what college freshman are thinking since one day i hope to be teaching them. But in reading the list it makes me feel old. So here are some of the highlights from the incoming class of 2008.

7. Gas stations have never fixed flats, but most serve cappuccino.

19. Films have never been X rated, only NC-17.

28. IBM has never made typewriters.

50. They have never known life without Seinfeld references from a show about “nothing.”

And some from previous years:

4. They never “rolled down” a car window. (2007)

55. MTV has never featured music videos. (2007)

2. They have known only two presidents (2006)

21. Milli Vanilli has never had anything to say (2006)

2. They don't remember when "cut and paste" involved scissors. (2005)

61. Digital cameras have always existed (2005)

It all makes me feel old and out of date. I guess this is what my mom is talking about when i remind her i've never typed on a typewriter or used a record player.


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