“Adults have always been saying that the new Generation ZZZ will save humanity.” –From The Mindset List for the Class of 2084, born 2062…….. In the recent Time cover story on today’s Millennial generation, the title on the front says that this generation is lazy and self-centered—but will “save us all.” This is partly journalistic hype, and it plays well with the sort of thing writers like: paradox. “They’re lousy, but they’ll redeem all of us in the end.” It’s also part of the thesis as presented by the writer of the story, Joel Stein. He points to Millennial habits that will solve future problems, such as the new generation’s understanding of weak connections to achieve just about anything they Read on »
What started as a witty way of saying…
to faculty colleagues “watch your references,” has turned into a globally reported and utilized guide to the intelligent. It is requested by thousands of readers, reprinted in hundreds of print and electronic publications, and used for a wide variety of purposes. The Mindset Lists of American History immediately caught the imagination of the public, and in the ensuing years, has drawn responses from around the world. The site contains all of the lists and news about the list’s development. There are also opportunities to provide feedback and to get information on authors Ron Nief and Tom McBride. Read more about The Mindset Lists of American History: From Typewriters to Text Messages, What Ten Generations of Americans Think is Normal, on our book page. See the Mindset List for the Class of 2015 »
Mindset List creators Ron Nief (left) and Tom McBride.
About the Authors
Ron Nief is emeritus director of public affairs at Beloit College, stepping down in 2009 after 14 years. He has been communicating the work of higher education for more than four decades, starting with his alma mater, Boston College in the 1960s and including Brandeis and Clark universities…. Read more »
Tom McBride is a professor of English and Keefer Professor of the Humanities at Beloit College. A graduate of Baylor University and the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign, he teaches Milton, Shakespeare, and critical theory and has team-taught many interdisciplinary courses…. Read more »
“McBride and Nief should be hailed America’s cultural timekeepers.” —Jim Simon, Seattle Times