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(WISN Milwaukee)   It's not officially back to school time until Beloit College releases its annual "Mindset List" of things the newest college class has always/never had. This year, they've always had Google, South Park, and a National Championship Game   (wisn.com) divider line
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2015-09-01 08:30:11 AM  
holy fark does this make me feel old. I was in college when the first south park was made.
 
2015-09-01 08:32:24 AM  
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2015-09-01 08:36:57 AM  
Google - nope not always been there, but sadly always there now. In your pages, phone, street, sky, anus.
 
2015-09-01 08:39:09 AM  
Just yesterday it occurred to me that my first email account will be old enough to vote next year...

/it has its driver's license now and the terror is real :|
 
2015-09-01 08:40:19 AM  
Is 43 a nod to the tinfoil hat brigade?
 
2015-09-01 08:42:10 AM  
Charlton Heston is recognized for waving a rifle over his head as much as for waving his staff over the Red Sea.

Do people under 30 even recognize who Charlton Heston is?
 
2015-09-01 08:46:30 AM  
I'm reading through the list, then this:

"'Carry Me Back to Old Virginny' has never been the official song of the Virginia commonwealth."

What the hell just happened?
 
2015-09-01 08:46:52 AM  
These stories are ridiculous. Time marches on. Make peace it with, or become bitter.
 
2015-09-01 08:48:54 AM  

havocmike: These stories are ridiculous. Time marches on. Make peace it with, or become bitter.


I choose bitter.
 
2015-09-01 08:52:45 AM  
Where do these kids get the nerve to be so young? When I was their age, I was 36.

Fffft.
 
2015-09-01 08:53:04 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Charlton Heston is recognized for waving a rifle over his head as much as for waving his staff over the Red Sea.

Do people under 30 even recognize who Charlton Heston is?


I think Ten Commandments still plays on TV every Passover.
 
2015-09-01 08:53:34 AM  
If you say "around the turn of the century," they may well ask you, "Which one?"

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2015-09-01 08:56:30 AM  
Teachers have always had to insist that term papers employ sources in addition to those found online.

That's still a thing?  Are they just patronizing the last of the ancient librarians until they die off?

/ My dogs name is Dewie. I always say, "like the decimal system", but kids these days have no idea what I'm talking about.
// yes I know the decimal system is spelled Dewey. They're pronounced the same though.
 
2015-09-01 08:58:50 AM  
A full 40% or more will be inked up like a 10 year old girl's spiral notebook by the time they're thirty.
 
2015-09-01 09:01:24 AM  

serial_crusher: Teachers have always had to insist that term papers employ sources in addition to those found online.

That's still a thing?  Are they just patronizing the last of the ancient librarians until they die off?

/ My dogs name is Dewie. I always say, "like the decimal system", but kids these days have no idea what I'm talking about.
// yes I know the decimal system is spelled Dewey. They're pronounced the same though.


It's extremely difficult to teach what a 'trusted' source is. I was teaching a grad course last year when a student came to me shocked (SHOCKED) at all the information he had found on chemtrails.
 
2015-09-01 09:01:34 AM  

fruitloop: If you say "around the turn of the century," they may well ask you, "Which one?"

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Surely turn of the century remains ~1901, turn of the millenium is ~2001.
 
2015-09-01 09:04:39 AM  

serial_crusher: Teachers have always had to insist that term papers employ sources in addition to those found online.

That's still a thing?  Are they just patronizing the last of the ancient librarians until they die off?

/ My dogs name is Dewie. I always say, "like the decimal system", but kids these days have no idea what I'm talking about.
// yes I know the decimal system is spelled Dewey. They're pronounced the same though.


It's DOY!

/The class of 2026 will get that.
//You farkers, not so much unless you were fond of a certain '90s show and decided to see what they're up to now...
 
2015-09-01 09:05:36 AM  

T-Servo: serial_crusher: Teachers have always had to insist that term papers employ sources in addition to those found online.

That's still a thing?  Are they just patronizing the last of the ancient librarians until they die off?

/ My dogs name is Dewie. I always say, "like the decimal system", but kids these days have no idea what I'm talking about.
// yes I know the decimal system is spelled Dewey. They're pronounced the same though.

It's extremely difficult to teach what a 'trusted' source is. I was teaching a grad course last year when a student came to me shocked (SHOCKED) at all the information he had found on chemtrails.


Jeez, what an idiot.

Everybody knows you have to ask a few questions, feel a person out, before talking about the chemtrails. What if it turns out they're one of Them?  Now They know that you know about the chemtrails.
 
2015-09-01 09:07:41 AM  

PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: Just yesterday it occurred to me that my first email account will be old enough to vote next year...

/it has its driver's license now and the terror is real :|


My first email account is over 33, and I still have it. And sometimes use it.
 
2015-09-01 09:07:52 AM  
Want to feel real old? In a mere 4 years, there will never have been twin towers in lower Manhattan. In two years after that, there will always have been US troops deployed in active combat in the Middle East.
 
2015-09-01 09:10:20 AM  
Beloit College releases it's annual "Mindset List"

*its
 
2015-09-01 09:12:00 AM  

This text is now purple: I think Ten Commandments still plays on TV every Passover.


As a huge fan of the big budget, unapologeticly WASP, Biblical epics I can confirm that The Ten Commandments is still on yearly rotation. Unfortunately it's getting increasingly difficult to find classics like The Robe and The Greatest Story Ever Told let alone Barabbas.
 
2015-09-01 09:13:07 AM  
Mindset includes unawareness/indifference towards possessive pronouns....

("... it's annual ...")
 
2015-09-01 09:17:14 AM  
15. The airport in Washington, D.C., has always been Reagan National Airport.

they moved the airport into dc?  when did that happen?
 
2015-09-01 09:18:40 AM  
The list of 50 things was kind of cool.

The follow on list of sayings was, like most such things, moronic.  I've never once heard anyone use any of those expressions ever in daily life.  I think I've heard 'redneck teleprompter' once on a TV show somewhere, as a flailing attempt by the writers to seem 'hip'.
 
2015-09-01 09:20:35 AM  

VPI-NAVY: Beloit College releases it's annual "Mindset List"

*its


Damn my slow and careful reading!

/class of way-too-long-ago....
 
2015-09-01 09:21:00 AM  
But some things remain the same:
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Who dropped a whole truckload of fizzies into the varsity swim meet? Who delivered the medical school cadavers to the alumni dinner? Every Halloween, the trees are filled with underwear. Every spring, the toilets explode.
 
2015-09-01 09:22:51 AM  

H31N0US: Want to feel real old? In a mere 4 years, there will never have been twin towers in lower Manhattan. In two years after that, there will always have been US troops deployed in active combat in the Middle East.


...I'm pretty sure the latter's been the case since about 1990...
 
2015-09-01 09:25:34 AM  

yakmans_dad: PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: Just yesterday it occurred to me that my first email account will be old enough to vote next year...

/it has its driver's license now and the terror is real :|

My first email account is over 33, and I still have it. And sometimes use it.


Soon it can run for President.

/Godalmighty :|
 
2015-09-01 09:25:59 AM  
I watched my kid try to figure out how to operate a rotary phone a few months ago. She kept pushing the numbers under the dial and was getting increasingly frustrated and angry with me for laughing. She really didn't like it when I told her to remember the experience the next time she felt like laughing at someone struggling with new technology.
 
2015-09-01 09:27:37 AM  
 
2015-09-01 09:30:12 AM  

PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: Just yesterday it occurred to me that my first email account will be old enough to vote next year...

/it has its driver's license now and the terror is real :|


My oldest email account just became one of those angsty, depressed, acne-ridden teenagers. I don't want to look at it until it's old enough to drink.
 
2015-09-01 09:31:54 AM  

havocmike: These stories are ridiculous. Time marches on. Make peace it with, or become bitter.


It isn't about being bitter, it's about putting time and cultural references into perspective for the "old" people.

Kids aren't dumb because they don't get your reference, they just grew up with a different set of references.

Take something as innocuous as an address book. There was a piece on the local NPR station the other day where they put one on a table and asked high schoolers, "what is this?"

They didn't have a clue. Not because they're dumb, but because for their entire lives an "address book" has been called "contacts" and is on this battery powered thing that fits in your pocket.
 
2015-09-01 09:34:26 AM  
43. Humans have always had implanted radio frequency ID chips, slightly larger than a grain of rice.

I remember being funny when I went to college.

18 years ago!  I remember when South Park started.  Hell, I'm so old I stopped watching it about a decade ago.
 
2015-09-01 09:35:15 AM  

Arkham: holy fark does this make me feel old. I was in college when the first south park was made.


Ditto. A guy in my first year dorm claimed his friend had done the circulating videotape of Santa versus Jesus.
 
2015-09-01 09:35:58 AM  
When my grandmother was born, manned flight  was almost 15 years in the future. There were no commercial automobiles in the state. The electric light bulbs in the area were oddities or of scientific interest. Telephones were rumors. Movies, radio, TV ... all figments of imagination. By the time she died there were personal computers in homes and it had been a dozen years since men 1st walked on the moon, In medicine in her era even a Rothschild died from staph infections. By the time she died, application had been made to implant an artificial heart, and a man who had recently received a heart transplant  would go on to live another 30 years. Custer's fall was more recent for her than the 1st Gulf War is for us. By the time she died a world war had been concluded with 2 nuclear weapons. And that was as remote for her as Reagan is for us. For her generation changes in technology must have looked like a time lapse movie of a flower growing.

No technological  change that I've experienced in over 60 years has been more than incremental. The changes for freshmen heading into school this year have hardly been that. More like changes in fashion.
 
2015-09-01 09:36:21 AM  
FTFA: 14. Cellphones have become so ubiquitous in class that teachers don't know which students are using them to take notes and which ones are planning a party.

Fix that shiat. NO cell phones. As someone who used to work for a school district, it is RIDICULOUS that they even allow them into the classroom.
 
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2015-09-01 09:38:13 AM  
holy fark does this make me feel old. I was in college when the first south park was made.

I was in college when the first Simpsons was made.
 
2015-09-01 09:38:22 AM  
Point of order, but Ellis Island has always been in New Jersey.

Missing from the list, Tupac has always been a hologram to them.
 
2015-09-01 09:39:16 AM  
Monkeyhouse Zendo:

As a huge fan of the big budget, unapologeticly WASP, Biblical epics I can confirm that The Ten Commandments is still on yearly rotation. Unfortunately it's getting increasingly difficult to find classics like The Robe and The Greatest Story Ever Told let alone Barabbas.

Oh, yes, the "sword and sandal" era of Hollywood. Long a guilty pleasure of mine as well.

And, yeah, now that you mention it, I haven't seen Barabbas in 20 years or more.
 
2015-09-01 09:48:34 AM  
For the life of me, I thought it was Benoit college.....
 
2015-09-01 09:51:40 AM  
None of you know hoe to survive with out your precious little devices.
 
2015-09-01 09:52:34 AM  

Bob Down: Google - nope not always been there, but sadly always there now. In your pages, phone, street, sky, anus.


Go on...
 
2015-09-01 09:53:12 AM  

PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: Just yesterday it occurred to me that my first email account will be old enough to vote next year...

/it has its driver's license now and the terror is real :|


First email can now legally do beer bongs and the first one I used publicly is old enough to do the things it was created for.
/Toronto party that was like a Fark party, just more women...
 
2015-09-01 09:54:58 AM  

yakmans_dad: No technological change that I've experienced in over 60 years has been more than incremental.


1955 is pre-space age. It's also pre-internet and pre-integrated circuit. Those were pretty revolutionary.
 
2015-09-01 09:55:58 AM  
43. Humans have always had implanted radio frequency ID chips, slightly larger than a grain of rice.

implanted? Do they know something about RFID I don't?
 
2015-09-01 09:59:59 AM  

H31N0US: there will always have been US troops deployed in active combat in the Middle East.


We've always been at war with Eastasia
 
2015-09-01 10:00:07 AM  

This text is now purple: yakmans_dad: No technological change that I've experienced in over 60 years has been more than incremental.

1955 is pre-space age. It's also pre-internet and pre-integrated circuit. Those were pretty revolutionary.


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Computers existed prior to the IC. Dr. Crippen was captured by the telegraph.
 
2015-09-01 10:01:35 AM  
FTA:
23. Kyoto has always symbolized inactivity about global climate change.

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Still remembers when it was Rio.
 
2015-09-01 10:06:03 AM  
Crap I must be dead.
 
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