Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Class of 2015

Each year, Beloit College releases its "Mindset List", which tells us about the incoming group of college freshmen, including what they know; what they have experienced; and what for them is nothing but history.

This year's list has once again left me a bit humbled.

Among the highlights (or perhaps lowlights?):

“Don’t touch that dial!”….what dial?
Refer to LBJ, and they might assume you're talking about LeBron James.
O.J. Simpson has always been looking for the killers of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
There has never been an official Communist Party in Russia.
Their parents have always been able to create a will and other legal documents online.
Major League Baseball has never had fewer than three divisions and never lacked a wild card entry in the playoffs.
The New York Times and the Boston Globe have never been rival newspapers.

Ah, yes, the changing times!

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