Excerpts from the Beloit College ''Mindset List'' for the Class of 2007, most of whom were born in 1985.
-- “Ctrl + Alt + Del” is as basic as “ABC.”
-- They have always been able to make photocopies at home.
-- They don't remember when ''cut and paste'' involved scissors.
-- Heart-lung transplants have always been possible.
-- Iran and Iraq have never been at war with each other.
-- Voice mail has always been available.
-- Computers have always fit in their backpacks.
-- ''Whatever'' is not part of a question.
-- They have always had the right to burn the flag.
-- Bill Gates has always been worth at least a billion dollars.
-- The Starship Enterprise has always looked dated.
-- Bert and Ernie are old enough to be their parents.
-- Les Miserables has always been on stage.
-- They do not remember ''a kinder and gentler nation.''
-- They never saw the shuttle Challenger fly.
-- Airports have always had upscale shops and restaurants.
-- Black Americans have always been known as African-Americans.
-- The Field of Dreams has always been drawing people to Iowa.
-- They never saw a Howard Johnson's with 28 ice cream flavors.
-- Lyme disease has always been a concern in the woods.
-- They have always been challenged to distinguish between news and entertainment on cable TV.
Full list available here. Past lists available here.
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