(NBC) -- As they settle in on college campuses across the country, know this about the class of 2016:
"They have always lived in cyberspace, addicted to a new generation of electronic narcotics, their lives measured in the fundamental particles of life: bits, bytes and baud."
That's a direct quote from "The Mindset List for the Class of 2016,â€ written by Ron Neif and Professor Tom McBride.
Both from tiny Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin, theyâ€™ve been documenting the mindset of incoming college freshmen since 1998.
They say this year's class is similar to recent years in that, rather than radio, they listen to mp3 players or iPods.
And some of what they listen to is so loud that a quarter of them have already suffered hearing loss.
They've never really seen an airplane "ticket".
Before they purchase an assigned textbook, they'll investigate whether it's available for rent or purchase as an e-book.
To them, The Twilight Zone involves vampires, not Rod Serling.
They watch television everywhere but on a television.
They consider point and shoot cameras so outdated.
And like last year's class, when they say Amazon, the last thing they mean is the river in South America.