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Paste Pot Pete 
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America's Captain 

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Subj: Re: How different were the 80s and 90s from today?
Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 at 03:05:04 am EDT (Viewed 49 times)
Reply Subj: How different were the 80s and 90s from today?
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 at 02:27:26 pm EDT (Viewed 84 times)

    Was the world different back then? I can name one big difference between the 80s, at least, and today: no internet. Today I find it hard to remember what it was like to want to know something and not be able to instantly find out.

    The nihilistic 90s... that's how I used to think of that decade. I think we're still living in nihilistic times. That seemed like a shift from the 80s. How do you remember it?

I agree that the 90s seemed nihilistic, but I don't think we are still in it. It feels like to me that we are still in a sort of Pop ruled period. the 90s belonged to Alternative music but rock music hasn't been at the forefront in years, unfortunately pop is king and seems to be the only driving force.

I know it's not completely accurate, but I feel like the Reality TV craze is a millennium thing. I also thankfully feel like it's on it's way out.

Like Incriptus, I was born in 82, so I don't really remember the 80s, but they definitely seemed to have a different feel than the 90s

As you say, the biggest difference between the 90s and today is the internet. I remember listening to Elastica's song Connection over and over again with my sister trying to sus out the lyrics. Today all you have to do is check google.

And tech, by gosh, Five years ago I never would have believed how useful and dependent I'd be on my smartphone.

And 14 years ago my friend and I were writing a story about a guy who hollow out a space in his chest and was a courier of information for criminals. Today you could put 100 GB of info on a tiny memory stick. No need to hollow out your chest to store it.


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