this different mindset

Interesting, important & a wee bit hilarious research on kids today. For example, they cannot write in cursive.

They have never worried about a Russian missile strike. They didn’t know IBM ever made typewriters. DNA fingerprinting has always existed.

Hundreds of channels is routine. They never look at their wrist for the time and will not understand if you point at your wrist to ask. Tapping keyboards as toddlers, their first computer is in a museum. As ancient dorm room phone jacks are removed, email is also too slow.

Rock bands always play the White House. The Post Office has always been going broke. The nation has never approved of the job Congress is doing.

Linda Holmes at NPR proposes this list to junk:

This list isn’t about the mindset of the class of 2014. It’s about the mindset of the people who write it. It’s about what makes them feel ancient. It’s not about how college students think at 18; it’s about how we think at 40 and 50 and 60.