De nieuwe Beloit Mindset-lijst: wat kennen 18-jarigen en wat niet?

Elk jaar publiceert Beloit een lijst van weetjes over de (Amerikaanse) studenten die nu beginnen studeren. Terug staan er verschillende zaken in die ook voor ons relevant kunnen zijn, mijn selectie:

  1. There has always been a digital swap meet called eBay.
  2. Vladimir Putin has always been calling the shots at the Kremlin.
  3. The United States has always been at war.
  4. Euros have always been the coin of the realm…well, at least part of the realm.
  5. Serena Williams has always been winning Grand Slam singles titles.
  6. SpongeBob SquarePants has always lived at Bikini Bottom.
  7. They have never had to watch or listen to programs at a scheduled time.
  8. Surprise: There has always been sex in the city.
  9. Catholics and Lutherans have always been in agreement on how to get to heaven.
  10. To greet them with some cheery news, when they were born, India and Pakistan became nuclear powers.
  11. If you want to reach them, you’d better send a text—emails are oft ignored.
  12. They disagree with their parents as to which was the “first” Star Wars episode.
  13. Bada Bing – Tony and Carmela Soprano and the gang have always been part of American culture.
  14. Bluetooth has always been keeping us wireless and synchronized.
  15. X-rays have always been digital allowing them to be read immediately.
  16. A Bush and a Clinton have always been campaigning for something big.
  17. Some have always questioned the sexual orientation of certain Teletubbies.
  18. Snowboarding has always been an Olympic sport.
  19. Students have always questioned where and by whom their sweatshirts are made.
  20. Nigeria has always been a constitutional republic with a civilian government.
  21. DreamWorks has always been making animated creatures heroic and loveable.
  22. Deceased men have always been able to procreate.
  23. They have never seen billboard ads for cigarettes.
  24. Airline tickets have always been purchased online.
  25. There have always been iMacs on desks.
  26. Robots have always been surgical partners in the O.R.
  27. War films have always shown horrific battle scenes inspired by Saving Private Ryan.
  28. Michael J. Fox has always spoken publicly about having Parkinson’s disease.

En oja, ze zijn geboren na het overlijden van Frank Sinatra!

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