One of my favorite annual web articles is out.
Beloit College of Wisconsin annually posts its Mindset List. It’s kind of what the world looks like to this year’s crop of college freshmen (the class of ’11).
Some highlights… from the (average) point of view of a typical 18-year-old…
Nelson Mandela has always been free and a force in South Africa.
Eastern Airlines has never “earned their wings” in their lifetime.
They were introduced to Jack Nicholson as “The Joker.”
Fox has always been a major network.
Tiananmen Square is a 2008 Olympics venue, not the scene of a massacre.
MTV has never featured music videos.
They never saw Johnny Carson live on television.
…and there’s 63 more.
And if you are closer to 18 than 40-something, I’ll be glad to explain those… 🙂