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Wear wristwatch? Use e-mail? Not for Class of '14
ap ^ | Aug 17 | DINESH RAMDE

Posted on 08/17/2010 8:57:37 AM PDT by JoeProBono

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- For students entering college this fall, e-mail is too slow, phones have never had cords and the computers they played with as kids are now in museums.

The Class of 2014 thinks of Clint Eastwood more as a sensitive director than as Dirty Harry urging punks to "go ahead, make my day." Few incoming freshmen know how to write in cursive or have ever worn a wristwatch....

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TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Education; Society
KEYWORDS: academicbias; adoptsocialismnow; change; classof2014; communismkills; generationy; indoctrination; internetmeme; pravdamedia; revisionisthistory; trends
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1 posted on 08/17/2010 8:57:38 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Few incoming freshmen know how to write. Period.


2 posted on 08/17/2010 9:00:21 AM PDT by Gapplega
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To: JoeProBono

I haven’t worn a wristwatch for over 10 years.

I might would wear one as a status symbol or fashion accessory.

But I’m a guy. Not into that metrosexual stuff.


3 posted on 08/17/2010 9:02:13 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: Gapplega

4 posted on 08/17/2010 9:03:39 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Responsibility2nd

bttt


5 posted on 08/17/2010 9:04:38 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: JoeProBono
When I entered college, I was writing programs on cards.

A useful skill, it taught me to type carefully.

6 posted on 08/17/2010 9:06:21 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Responsibility2nd
I haven’t worn a wristwatch for over 10 years.

It's been 3 years for me.

It's nice to have my left wrist as tan as my right, but that's not the reason.

However, we all will live by e-mail for the foreseeable future.

7 posted on 08/17/2010 9:06:32 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Responsibility2nd

Metrosexual is checking your cell phone for the time not checking your wrist.


8 posted on 08/17/2010 9:06:52 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: Responsibility2nd

A watch is metrosexual? How do you tell what time it is when you’re outside and don’t have n electronic device with you? Do you carry a sundial?


9 posted on 08/17/2010 9:07:14 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: Gapplega

Beloit does this every year. Always very interesting. (And it will make you feel old.)

http://www.beloit.edu/mindset/2014.php


10 posted on 08/17/2010 9:07:24 AM PDT by newheart (History is an outbreak of madness--Ellul)
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To: JoeProBono

There’s something wrong with my new cell phone....there’s no dial tone.


11 posted on 08/17/2010 9:08:32 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: JoeProBono

Here some stuff the Class of 2014 will experience.

1. Owe $300,000 as their share of National Debt.
2. Experience long term unemployment.
3. See America slip to 2nd place economically to China.
4. Have a lower standard of living compare to their parents.
5. Depend on the Government for livelihood and wellbeing.
6. Never be able to own a house.

Thanks Obama!


12 posted on 08/17/2010 9:09:09 AM PDT by PanzerKardinal (Some things are so idiotic only an intellectual would believe it.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

13 posted on 08/17/2010 9:09:27 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: dirtboy
When I entered college, I was writing programs on cards. A useful skill, it taught me to type carefully

And how to kill time at the pub while waiting for the techs to put your printouts in your bin.

14 posted on 08/17/2010 9:10:55 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Compact Theory)
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To: PanzerKardinal

7. See the establishment of Sharia law in parts of the United States and Europe.


15 posted on 08/17/2010 9:11:19 AM PDT by PanzerKardinal (Some things are so idiotic only an intellectual would believe it.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Not into that metrosexual stuff.”

That has nothing to do with wristwatches!

It’s for keeping time!


16 posted on 08/17/2010 9:11:23 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: newheart
65. They first met Michelangelo when he was just a computer virus.

Wrong. They first met Michelangelo when he was a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.

17 posted on 08/17/2010 9:12:34 AM PDT by newheart (History is an outbreak of madness--Ellul)
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To: Gapplega
Few incoming freshmen know how to write. Period.

Sadly, neither do outgoing seniors.

18 posted on 08/17/2010 9:12:54 AM PDT by CitizenM ("Do you miss me yet?" Yes, George, we do.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Metrosexual???

I wear a plain watch WITH HANDS and can tell time with a quick glance ;no need to free one hand ,flip open a phone and all that true metrosexual flashiness.My job actually specifies a watch as one of the necessary,required tools .

19 posted on 08/17/2010 9:12:59 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: stuartcr; wilco200

Sorry. Didn’t mean to offend.

Keep wearing those Bulova’s and Timex’s. Nothing metrosexual about them.

My original post referred to watches worn as a status symbol or fashion accessory.

And why wear an unnessary watch? 95 percent of your time is spent with a cell phone, a computer monitor, house clock, car clock, TV clock and/or etc....


20 posted on 08/17/2010 9:15:26 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: JoeProBono
For example, maybe it's no big deal if college freshmen misspell words when they text

This is a big deal sorry. I can't stand getting text messages with poor spelling.
21 posted on 08/17/2010 9:16:10 AM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: hoosierham; dalereed; All

Post 20.

For you also.


22 posted on 08/17/2010 9:16:42 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: JoeProBono

I’ve never owned a computer.


23 posted on 08/17/2010 9:17:41 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: hoosierham

24 posted on 08/17/2010 9:17:57 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

And, the saddest thing, is that none of them know of, or enjoyed Rocky and Bullwinkle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65t-OzhlmvE


25 posted on 08/17/2010 9:18:23 AM PDT by CitizenM ("Do you miss me yet?" Yes, George, we do.)
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To: JoeProBono

I have seven wristwatches (two are reliable wind-up, no battery), but no cell phone. I always have the correct time on me.


26 posted on 08/17/2010 9:19:56 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: JoeProBono
19. They never twisted the coiled handset wire aimlessly around their wrists while chatting on the phone.

I really miss doing this. (sigh)

27 posted on 08/17/2010 9:23:23 AM PDT by azishot (I can see November from my house!)
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To: Mr. Blonde
This is a big deal sorry. I can't stand getting text messages with poor spelling.

It's bad enough how texting has all but destroyed proper spelling in general, but you've got to be kidding me -- they can't even bother to get those short blurb messages spelled correctly?!!

28 posted on 08/17/2010 9:24:23 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: Responsibility2nd
I use mine as a tool to tell time, not as a fashion accessory.
29 posted on 08/17/2010 9:24:34 AM PDT by CT-Freeper (www.ctf.org)
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To: JoeProBono

If it wasn’t for my wristwatch, I wouldn’t immediately know the date, day of week, or time.


30 posted on 08/17/2010 9:27:47 AM PDT by ZX12R (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!)
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To: CitizenM
Or Boris and Natasha


31 posted on 08/17/2010 9:28:47 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: hoosierham
I had to buy a Tag Link because of my job is really hard on a watch. I was buying Seiko's about every four to six months. The Tag is stainless steel, I can sterilize it in the dishwasher, and its been a trooper for almost eight years. It was pricey but over the long haul has shown to be worth it.

Cell phones are a liability, they get broken easily, go off at the absolute wrong times, and require a free hand to use.

32 posted on 08/17/2010 9:29:58 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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I have not had a watch in over 40 years.

My wife is amazed that even in the middle of the night after being sound asleep, I am never more than ten minutes off.

33 posted on 08/17/2010 9:30:46 AM PDT by troy McClure
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To: Responsibility2nd; stuartcr; wilco200

Without a watch, where do you keep your compass and altimeter?


34 posted on 08/17/2010 9:31:05 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: Responsibility2nd

From my time in uniform, I feel naked without my watch!


35 posted on 08/17/2010 9:31:44 AM PDT by MortMan (Obama's response to the Gulf oil spill: a four-putt.)
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To: JoeProBono

You see this watch?...You see this watch?

Yeah.

This watch cost more than your car. I made $970,000 last year...How much did you make? You see, pal, that’s who I am and you’re nothing.

Nice guy? I don’t give a sh*t. Good father? F*CK YOU...GO HOME AND PLAY WITH YOUR KIDS...You want to work here...CLOSE...


36 posted on 08/17/2010 9:32:12 AM PDT by bigoil
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To: azishot
I really miss doing this. (sigh)

Especially the super long one that my mom got so she could go from the kitchen into the dining room, living room while she was on the phone. That one would go around and AROUND your arm!

37 posted on 08/17/2010 9:32:40 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: MozarkDawg
My very last watch - solar


38 posted on 08/17/2010 9:33:04 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: ansel12

...and without a GPS, where does he keep his sextant and abacus?


39 posted on 08/17/2010 9:34:19 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: Gapplega
Few incoming freshmen know how to write. Period.

Yup. And the really sad thing is, they get worse as a result of the Freshman Composition courses.

But I don't get the wristwatch lament. Pretty much all of us now carry things that double as pocketwatches (cell phones, PDAs, Blackberries or other devices combining cell phone and PDA functions). I'm so used to reaching into my pocket for the time, I'd prefer a pocketwatch as a non-electronic backup device for time-telling in the event of an EMP.

40 posted on 08/17/2010 9:35:02 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: JoeProBono

That list is mostly lame.

Here’s my non-pretentious version (for just changes over the past 40 years)

#1: Let your kids sit in the way back of a station wagon and w/o seat belts
#2: Riding a bike without a helmet
#3: Pay phones
#4: Leaving a bar smelling like smoke
#5: Watching a TV show when it originally airs
#6: No Internet
#7: No Home Depot
#8: Having to buy 12 sucky songs just to get one good one
#9: Smoking wherever you want
#10: Eating whatever you want


41 posted on 08/17/2010 9:35:32 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: GSWarrior
There’s something wrong with my new cell phone....there’s no dial tone.

You have to click the handle a few times and ask for Mabel to make the connection for you.


42 posted on 08/17/2010 9:35:36 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Gun control was originally to protect Klansmen from their victims. The basic reason hasn't changed.)
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To: P.O.E.
And how to kill time at the pub while waiting for the techs to put your printouts in your bin.

You went to Coleman College too?

43 posted on 08/17/2010 9:35:58 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: GSWarrior

I’m not one of these people that has my cell phone permanently attached to my body. I just have a cheapie Tracfone. Occasionally, while using it, I find myself listening for a dial tone. I’m very “latest technology” challenged.


44 posted on 08/17/2010 9:36:06 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: bigoil

45 posted on 08/17/2010 9:36:48 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono
A wristwatch?
Not wearing one enables me . ∞ .
46 posted on 08/17/2010 9:37:16 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: newheart

On this one:

“31. The first computer they probably touched was an Apple II; it is now in a museum. “

I disagree. It was probably a Mac variant.

This list would make my 26-31 YO kids feel old, let alone me.


47 posted on 08/17/2010 9:38:36 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: KarlInOhio

48 posted on 08/17/2010 9:39:17 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono
Nice!

This is my favorite of my bunch:

When I saw it at the Warner Bros. store more than twenty years ago, I had to have it -- it has "me" written all over it, those little cracks around Wile E's head!

49 posted on 08/17/2010 9:39:54 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: ├čudda├čudd

50 posted on 08/17/2010 9:41:57 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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