August 25, 2005
The seventh annual Beloit College Mindset List is out. The list identifies facts of life for entering college freshman, distinguishing them from their predecessors. A glance back at the list for the class of 2005 gives academic law librarians some idea of what we have to look forward to as they become 1L’s this Fall.
From the Class of 2005 list:
IBM Selectrics are antiques.
Hard copy has nothing to do with a TV show; a browser is not someone relaxing in a bookstore; a virus does not make humans sick; and a mouse is not a rodent (and there is no proper plural for it).
Recording TV programs on VCRs became legal the year they were born.
They were born the same year as the PC and the Mac.
They have always had access to email.
They have probably never used carbon paper and do not know what cc and bcc mean.
Beta is a preview version of software, not a VCR format.
- Lee Peoples, Oklahoma City University Law Library
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