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> > Feeling Old? 2000 Version
> > Just in case you weren't feeling too old today, this will certainly
change
> > things. Each year the staff at Beloit College in Wisconsin puts together
a
> > list to try to give the faculty a sense of the mindset of that years
> > incoming freshmen. Here is this year's list.
> > The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were
born
> in
> > 1982.
> > They have no meaningful recollection of the Reagan Era and probably did
> not
> > know he had ever been shot.
> > They were prepubescent when the Persian Gulf War was waged.
> > Black Monday 1987 is as significant to them as the Great Depression.
> > There has been only one Pope.
> > They were 11 when the Soviet Union broke apart and do not remember the
> Cold
> > War.
> > They have never feared a nuclear war.
> > They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up.
> > Tianamen Square means nothing to them.
> > Bottle caps have always been screw off and plastic.
> > Atari predates them, as do vinyl albums. The expression you sound like a
> > broken record means nothing to them.
> > They have likely never owned a record player.
> > They have likely never played Pac Man and have never heard of Ping-Pong.
> > They may have never heard of an 8 track.
> > The Compact Disc was introduced when they were 1 year old.
> > As far as they know, stamps have always cost about 33 cents.
> > They have always had an answering machine.
> > Most have never seen a TV set with only 13 channels, nor have they seen
a
> > black-and-white TV.
> > They have always had cable.
> > There has always been VCRs, but they have no idea what BETA is.
> > They cannot fathom not having a remote control.
> > They were born the year that Walkman were introduced by Sony.
> > Roller-skating has always meant inline for them.
> > Jay Leno has always been on the Tonight Show.
> > They have no idea when or why Jordache jeans were cool.
> > Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.
> > They have never seen Larry Bird play.
> > They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.
> > The Vietnam War is as ancient history to them as W.W.I, W.W.II and the
> Civil
> > War.
> > They have no idea that Americans were ever held hostage in Iran.
> > They can't imagine what hard contact lenses are.
> > They don't know who Mork was or where he was from.
> > They never heard: "Where's the beef?", "I'd walk a mile for a Camel", or
> "de
> > plane, de plane."
> > They do not care who shot J. R. and have no idea who J. R. is.
> > The Titanic was found? They thought we always knew where it was.
> > Michael Jackson has always been white.
> > Kansas, Chicago, Boston, America, and Alabama are places, not groups.
> > McDonalds never came in Styrofoam containers.
> > There has always been MTV.
> > They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.
> > Do you feel old yet? Pass this on to the other old fogies.
> >