Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Some Days I Feel Really Old
The students in my biochemistry course are also taking a course called Molecular Cell Biology. They use the textbook Molecular Biology of the Cell by Bruce Alberts et al.
I was showing several students my copy of the older 3rd edition. It has this picture (below) on the back cover so I asked them to name the street they were crossing. None of them had a clue.
The street is only two blocks from the house in St. John's Wood where the authors meet to work on the book. I've been there and I crossed the street at that very crosswalk. For people my age the street and the crosswalk (and the white building in the background) are holy places. For students born after 1988 they aren't. I feel really old.