I consider myself a newb when it comes to most things academic, especially TT-related. That's part of the reason I just started following The Chronicle - to educate myself of what the hell I'm getting myself into.
Then I read the following article discussing The 2011 Mind-Set of Faculty (Born Before 1980).
My first thought? "WTF! People born AFTER 1980 are professors? Where? What am I doing wrong?"
Then I read the article and was impressed by it's fluffiness and total pointlessness. Why is an article like this wasting space? What am I supposed to learn from such "insights?" Not only do I not "fit in" with my more established colleagues, but I wonder what they think when they read articles like this? Am I supposed to adopt a me vs. them attitude toward my (potential) students?
'Cause I ain't gonna do that. Ever.