Tuesday, August 19, 2008

What About The Class Of 2012?

For the new class of 2012, born in 1990:

GPS satellite navigation systems have always been available.
Coke and Pepsi have always used recycled plastic bottles.
Gas stations have never fixed flats.
Electronic filing of tax returns has always been an option.
WWW has never stood for World Wide Wrestling.
Films have never been X-rated; only NC-17.
Clarence Thomas has always been on the Supreme Court.
Wayne Newton has never had a mustache.
IBM has never made typewriters.
The Tonight Show has always been hosted by Jay Leno.
Caller ID has always been available on phones.
Living wills have always been asked for at hospital check-ins.
They never heard an attendant ask "Want me to check under the hood?"
Moscow residents have always been able to buy Big Macs.
The Hubble Space Telescope has always been eavesdropping on the heavens.
Authorities have always been building a wall across the Mexican border.

Thanks to Beloit (Wisconsin) College’s annual Mindset List. “It provides a look at the cultural touchstones that shape the lives of students entering college,” according to the site’s page. And makes us feel old, as well.


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