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Most US Students Think Beethoven Is a Dog 5

According to a new survey you can add Beethoven to the list of things that college freshmen should know about, but don't. In addition to thinking that the great composer was a dog, the class of 2014 can't write in cursive, thinks email is too slow, and is sure Michelangelo is a computer virus.
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Most US Students Think Beethoven Is a Dog

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  • ... but Apple and Blackberry turn out to originally be kinds of fruit. Jeez, who'd have thought.
  • He's a mutant ninja turtle!

  • But, but... (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Locke2005 (849178) on Wednesday August 18, 2010 @12:49PM (#33291190)
    Beethoven is a dog [], Michelangelo is a virus [], email is too slow, and why the hell do you need to be able to write in cursive when you can type much faster and typing is much more legible? So why are you criticizing these young whipper-snappers... it's not as if they are standing on your lawn!
  • Most of it doesn't indicate a mindset, it points towards lack of knowledge. What's cool and what's in differs from generation to generation, facts don't. Berlin wall happened a long time ago and I know about it. I do know who Beethoven is. What points towards a mindset is that others find me weird because I listen to Beethoven, Mozart, Pink Floyd and Nirvana. I'm in my early twenties, btw. May be the younger generation needs to work on the near past history then?

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