Also, twenty years ago yesterday The Legend of Zelda was released. Another major love of my earlier life.
In a few minutes, I'm training a helpdesk employee who was not alive when either of those things came out.
The crop of students who never knew me as a student was one scary step down the path of time, worse than watching the people I thought of as freshmen no matter what their current class year. The crop of students who never could have known me as a student (since I left a year early) was another similar moment.
There was a line in an earlier version of mrfantasy's Drew site about feeling less and less like a student every year, a line that I've referenced before. It's true, despite the fact that I am a student now and wasn't back in 2000. And that's not a bad thing, really. Life goes on, despite how much some people fight it and live in their Pan-like existences.