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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 8:52:45 AM  
13 votes:
Where do these kids get the nerve to be so young? When I was their age, I was 36.

Fffft.
 
2015-09-01 8:48:54 AM  
13 votes:

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


I choose bitter.
 
2015-09-01 8:58:50 AM  
9 votes:
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 8:39:09 AM  
9 votes:
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 8:53:34 AM  
6 votes:
If you say "around the turn of the century," they may well ask you, "Which one?"

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2015-09-01 8:32:24 AM  
6 votes:
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2015-09-01 9:05:36 AM  
4 votes:

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 10:32:41 AM  
3 votes:

shpritz: FTA:
23. Kyoto has always symbolized inactivity about global climate change.

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Still remembers when it was Rio.


sure, blame it on Rio
 
2015-09-01 9:30:12 AM  
3 votes:

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.
 
2015-09-02 12:02:41 AM  
2 votes:

Obfuscatory_Drivel: 43. Humans have always had implanted radio frequency ID chips, slightly larger than a grain of rice.
......wait....what!?!?


In 18 years the list will have, We've always known about the implanted radio frequency ID chips, slightly larger than a grain of rice.
 
2015-09-01 4:53:11 PM  
2 votes:

meyerkev: Uzzah: 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.

This year's incoming freshmen will be the last that can have even the slightest personal recollection of the events of 9/11 -- they were 4 years old at the time.

Even then, I was in 5th grade and my sister was in 2nd.

Our "personal recollection" is:

* Mom called the school and told us to get on the bus home
* We got a little note talking about "today's tragedy" or similar "Don't let the kiddies know what happened" wording.
* There were no contrails in the sky.
* At THAT point, we get home about 3:30 in the afternoon, and turn to the local news channels.

Now it sounds like the middle schoolers got to watch the whole thing live because their teachers just turned the classroom TV's to CNN, but at our level, we were pretty detached.


I remember watching the OJ verdict in my freshman spanish class. I still dont understand what educational value that held.
 
2015-09-01 11:23:59 AM  
2 votes:

vudukungfu: PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: in some job fields a smartphone is quite honestly becoming necessary.

Yeah, I told them if you want to contact me 24/7. you're paying me hourly 24/7.
And buying the phone and unlimited data.

Now, want to budget that?
Or find some other wage slave?


Did you get the job?
 
2015-09-01 9:59:59 AM  
2 votes:

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 9:34:26 AM  
2 votes:
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 9:25:59 AM  
2 votes:
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 9:07:41 AM  
2 votes:

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 9:01:24 AM  
2 votes:

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 8:36:57 AM  
2 votes:
Google - nope not always been there, but sadly always there now. In your pages, phone, street, sky, anus.
 
2015-09-01 12:17:42 PM  
1 vote:

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

I work with high schoolers, so I have a little exercise I do to constantly remind myself of how old I am: I graduated HS in '85, which means my high school experience is as relevant to today's seniors as a 1955 graduate's experience was to me.

Not, in other words, at all.


There's a Back to the Future joke to be made with those dates, but then I realize that 2015 is "the future" of BTTF, and feel old, and angry that we don't have hover boards.
 
2015-09-01 11:42:03 AM  
1 vote:

ipxodi: That list did not seem as surprising as some previous lists.   Maybe a lot of references just haven't changed in the last 18 years?


Is there a collection of each years list?  How long has the college been making the list?


Number 50 on the list might be a clue.
 
2015-09-01 11:09:05 AM  
1 vote:

ZAZ: 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.


abe vigoda, is that you?

yakmans_dad: 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.


my 5 year old son and I watched "trip to the moon" a few weeks ago. I think he liked it even more than I did
 
2015-09-01 10:01:35 AM  
1 vote:
FTA:
23. Kyoto has always symbolized inactivity about global climate change.

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Still remembers when it was Rio.
 
2015-09-01 9:53:12 AM  
1 vote:

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 9:38:22 AM  
1 vote:
Point of order, but Ellis Island has always been in New Jersey.

Missing from the list, Tupac has always been a hologram to them.
 
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2015-09-01 9:38:13 AM  
1 vote:
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 9:10:20 AM  
1 vote:
Beloit College releases it's annual "Mindset List"

*its
 
2015-09-01 8:46:52 AM  
1 vote:
These stories are ridiculous. Time marches on. Make peace it with, or become bitter.
 
2015-09-01 8:46:30 AM  
1 vote:
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 8:42:10 AM  
1 vote:
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?
 
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