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When I walk students through activating their network accounts, I hear a surprising amount of the same comments when perusing the security question choices: "What a weird question." "Who even remembers?"

The question: "Where were you when you heard about 9/11?"

I was assisting my best friend report the events (she worked for the local newspaper). It's so weird to think that new college students were mostly 6 or under, and moreso that they don't remember. I was 4 when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded, and I remember watching that on TV in my classroom in kindergarten. Hell, I even remember that my friend in class swallowed her loose tooth that day. I remember watching the Berlin Wall fall on tv at home, at night (though I don't remember as much). So it seems really crazy that even little kids don't remember September 11th.

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thistle_chaser
Sep. 11th, 2015 05:34 pm (UTC)
I was thinking about that this morning too, that there are people walking around now who were not alive when it happened. Seems so odd!

But then it boggles me that there are people who weren't alive for the Y2K panic as well.
diello
Sep. 14th, 2015 01:12 pm (UTC)
I NEVER THOUGHT OF THAT. That's totally bizarre too! Hahaha, oh Y2K. I never believed it'd be the end of the world. But I always hoped.
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diello
Sep. 14th, 2015 01:42 pm (UTC)
I also thought maybe it was a proximity thing. I know a few people who weren't affected at all over on the west coast. But yeah, that's all people talked about for weeks.
All I can think about though, is how some news blew past me when I was a little kid, because I had cable, and any time local broadcast was interrupted (usually, it was presidential stuff), I'd just switch over to Nickelodeon.
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