The Class of 2012 – Annual Beloit College “Mindset List”

The start of a new school year brings with it the Annual Beloit College “Mindset List. The list was created 11 years ago to help faculty and others avoid what the creators call “hardening of the references.”

It is always fun to read, so to take your mind off hurricane Gustav while we wait for it to arrive, here are some “mindsets” of the the class of 2012:

  • GPS satellite navigation systems have always been available.
  • Coke and Pepsi have always used recycled plastic bottles.
  • Shampoo and conditioner have always been available in the same bottle.
  • Electronic filing of tax returns has always been an option.
  • The Tonight Show has always been hosted by Jay Leno.
  • Clarence Thomas has always sat on the Supreme Court.
  • Movies have never been X rated, only NC-17.
  • IBM has never made typewriters.
  • Caller ID has always been available on phones.
  • Living wills have always been asked for at hospital check-ins.
  • The Green Bay Packers (almost) always had the same starting quarterback.

The full list can be found here.

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