As they begin their freshman year in high school, the class of 2017 is simply too young to remember some of the "everyday" things you and I have known.   Having been born in 1998 or 1999, today's high school freshmen probably don't remember much from before 2004 or 2005.

  • Not only have they probably never seen paper maps, they have never lived in a world without GPS.
  • They are the same age as "Family Guy" and younger than the group Backstreet Boys.
  • They have never had to use VHS tapes, and many have never even held a compact disc.
  • They are so young even MYSPACE was on the way out by the time they were 8-years-old.
  • They've never known a world without Harry Potter movies.
  • Survivor and American Idol have always been on T-V.
  • Most have never used a postage stamp or even mailed a letter.
  • And, as far as they can remember, McDonald's has always sold salads and wraps.

Maybe you can think of even more things. Good luck to the class of 2017.