The new Class of 2012 Beloit Mindset List is now out. I like this annual list because it helps concretize the cultural context of incoming college freshmen. Here are a few excerpts:
4. GPS satellite navigation systems have always been available.
10. Girls in head scarves have always been part of the school fashion scene.
19. Films have never been X rated, only NC-17.
20. The Warsaw Pact is as hazy for them as the League of Nations was for their parents.
22. Clarence Thomas has always sat on the Supreme Court.
33. The Tonight Show has always been hosted by Jay Leno and started at 11:35 EST.
46. The Green Bay Packers (almost) always had the same starting quarterback.
56. Michael Millken has always been a philanthropist promoting prostate cancer research.
If you want to feel old, read the whole thing.