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Where the past still shines

I find it funny that 2016-2017 is more like 2006-2007 but 1996-1997 was nothing like 1986-1987
Posted: Posted January 22nd, 2017
Edited January 22nd, 2017 by Blake

I know I already mentioned this but, I don't get it? Shouldn't 2017 feel more distinctive from 2007. I mean in 1997, you could easily tell that year apart from 1987, not just with the music, but the movies, TV shows, fashion, and technology as well. Why aren't the 2010s any different than the 2000s, but the 90s were different than the 80s (aside from 1990-1992), I just don't get it!?

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Because you're wrong.

Fashion, art, entertainment, etc. are all notably different from the way they were 10 years ago.

In addition, when you look at further removed decades through the lens of only the most memorable or iconic products (as one would if one were to make a comparison by searching the internet with terms like "popular 90s movies" and "popular 80s movies"), they will naturally appear more distinctive due to what is essentially a cherrypicked data set.

Posted January 22nd, 2017 by nullfather

At least fashion is taking a turn for the better.

Posted May 17th, 2017 by Crystalbell

Eh, so we've reinvented the bikini. Not sure fashion has improved, but the truth of the matter is that fashion has always been a cycle anyway. Once in a while they come up with something new, only for that something new to be hated in a very short period of time.

Posted October 10th, 2017 by Kohlrak

You can see a huge difference between 2007 and 2017.
Firstly, smart phones had just hit mass market in 2007 with the first iPhone, now smart phones are everywhere.

Secondly, Tablets were barely a thing as it was a few years before the iPad.

Thirdly, Social media hadn't taken over the world yet as at the time facebook was barely taking off, Twitter and instagram didn't exist and Myspace was the dominating social media site.

Fourthly, The Wii was dominating the XBOX360 and PS3. Halo 3 and CoD Modern Warefare had just launched that year.

Fifthly, The Camaro and Challenger had not been reintroduced yet.

I could go on but I think I have made the point I was aiming to make.

Edited October 10th, 2017 by Q
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