My dad sent me this, I thought it might make a few people
> in case you weren't feeling too old today, this will certainly
> change things. Each year the staff at Beloit College in
> Wisconsin put together a list to try to give the faculty a
> sense of the mindset of this year's incoming freshmen.
> Here is this year's list:
> 1. The people who are starting college this fall across the nation
> were born in 1982.
> 2. They have no meaningful recollection of the Reagan Era and
> probably did not know he had ever been shot.
> 3. They were prepubescent when the Persian Gulf War was waged.
> 4. They were 11 when the Soviet Union broke apart and do not
> remember the Cold War.
> 5. They have never feared a nuclear war.
> 6. They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up.
> 7. Their lifetime has always included AIDS.
> 8. Bottle caps have always been***off and plastic.
> 9. Atari predates them, as do vinyl album. The statement 'you
> sound like a broken record' means nothing to them.
> 10. They have never owned a record player.
> 11. They have likely never played Pac Man and have never heard
> of Pong.
> 12. They may have never heard of an 8 track. The Compact Disc
> was introduced when they were 1 year old.
> 13. They have always had an answering machine.
> 14. They have never seen a rotary-dial telephone.
> 15. Most have never seen a TV set with only 13 channels, nor
> have they seen a black-and-white TV.
> 16. They have always had cable.
> 17. There has always been VCRs, but hey have no idea what BETA is.
> 18. They cannot fathom not having a remote control.
> 19. They were born the year that Walkman were introduced by Sony.
> 20. Roller-skating has always meant inline
> 21. Jay Leno has always been! on the Tonight Show.
> 22. They have no idea when or why Jordache jeans were cool.
> 23. Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.
> 24. They have never seen Larry Bird play.
> 25. They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.
> 26. They can't imagine what hard contact lenses are.
> 27. They don't know who Mork was or where he was from.
> 28. They never heard: " Where's the beef?" "I'd walked a mile
> for a Camel." Or "de plane, de plane".
> 29. They do not care who shot J.R. and have no idea who J.R. is.
> 30. Michael Jackson has always been white.
> 31. Kansas, Chicago, Boston, America, and Alabama are places,
> not groups.
> 32. McDonalds never came in Styrofoam containers.
> 33. They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.
> Do you feel old yet? Pass this on to the other old fogies in
> your life....