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ust in case you werent 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 years list 1 The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were born in 1980 2 They have no meaningful recollection of the Reagan Era and did not know he had ever been shot 3 They were prepubescent when the Persian Gulf War was waged 4 Black Monday 1987 is as significant to them as the Great Depression 5 There has been only one Pope They can only really remember one president 6 They were 11 when the Soviet Union broke apart and do not remember the Cold War 7 They have never feared a nuclear war The Day After is a pill to them not a movie 8 They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up 9 Tianamen Square means nothing to them 10 Their lifetime has always included AIDS 11 Bottle caps have always been screw off and plastic 12 Atari pre-dates them as do vinyl albums 13 The expression you sound like a broken record means nothing to them 14 They have never owned a record player 15 They have likely never played Pac Man and have never heard of Pong 16 Star Wars episodes look very fake to them and the special effects are pathetic 17 There have always been red MMs and blue ones are not new There used to be beige ones 18 They may have heard of an 8 track but probably never have actually seen or heard one 19 The Compact Disc was introduced when they were 1 year old 20 As
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