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Old 04-04-2013, 04:31 PM   #61
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There you go then, makes sense that you personally don't hold those times in such high regard. But the overall economy now isn't what it was in the 90s, so there are a lot of people who don't feel as secure/prosperous/etc as they did. Then couple that with the post 9/11 fear state. People feeling that pop culture is being compromised. This is all general and obviously not everyone agrees, case in point you.

I think we bottomed out during the end of the last decade and we're slowing on the ascent, so maybe we'll experience another renaissance like we did in the mid-late 90s and people will look back fondly on that time to. Right now there's a lot of uncertainty but I think there's a whole lot more optimism than there was 5 years ago.

So we'll see how it all plays out.

I hold them in very high regard, but given modern technology and all the associated conveniences both professionally and socially it's no contest as to which is better.

People are always prisoners of nostalgia. There's no doubt about that and this thread is proof of it. Buncha kids who miss high school and college. There is nothing that is significantly better about the 90's than the present day.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:46 PM   #62
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I hold them in very high regard, but given modern technology and all the associated conveniences both professionally and socially it's no contest as to which is better.

People are always prisoners of nostalgia. There's no doubt about that and this thread is proof of it. Buncha kids who miss high school and college. There is nothing that is significantly better about the 90's than the present day.

But there is and most of it has conveniently been laid out in this thread for all to appreciate and acknowledge.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:49 PM   #63
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I hold them in very high regard, but given modern technology and all the associated conveniences both professionally and socially it's no contest as to which is better.

People are always prisoners of nostalgia. There's no doubt about that and this thread is proof of it. Buncha kids who miss high school and college. There is nothing that is significantly better about the 90's than the present day.

I guess the key word here is 'significantly'.

But music was certainly better overall. Perhaps not significantly, but it was better.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:52 PM   #64
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There is nothing that is significantly better about the 90's than the present day.

The economy.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:08 PM   #65
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The mid 90's was definitely the best part of that decade. The beginning of 90's had it's issues, and the end was basically the transition into what we have now, but the middle was where everything that was good about that time seemed to peak. It was the end of an era, and the beginning of everyone being blasted into the Information Age.

I don't hate technology at all. In fact I'm pissed that we haven't got more of it for this day and age. I mean in the 20th century fools were talking about flying cars, Mars missions, space colonies, and personal robots and shit, when we were supposed to be this deep into the 2000's. Aside from mass communication, access to a cluster **** of information, and some very cool entertainment sources, what the hell do we have that is so great? We still drive cars, fly inefficient airplanes, there's a none existent space program, no cure for cancer (more people dying from it actually), GMO shit food, an infrastructure the American Society of Civil Engineers give a D+, people still slaving 40 to 60 hours plus a week for jobs that could be automated, or sitting in cubicles for bullshit insurance, and banking companies that produce nothing tangible. While as technology has progressed to make things like computers, cell phones, email, blackberries, etc. available, it doesn't make your job easier because you are constantly connected, and can't get away from work always on call.

For Christ's sake can't we at least get a transcontinental maglev train already.

Mid 90's had hope.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:13 PM   #66
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Yeah, that nostalgia.

I dunno man... life was ****ed up for me already in the mid 90s. I was a teenager. The eras I miss was when I didn't know what was going on. When it was just like go to the PARK. So, before the internet. Before I was introduced to video games.

In the mid/late 90s, I was already a factor on the AOL scene. Going from the PSX chat room to the N64 chat room like... NINTENDO SUX!!! NINTENDO SUX!! LOLOLOL. NERDS.

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Old 04-04-2013, 06:27 PM   #67
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The mid 90's was definitely the best part of that decade. The beginning of 90's had it's issues, and the end was basically the transition into what we have now, but the middle was where everything that was good about that time seemed to peak. It was the end of an era, and the beginning of everyone being blasted into the Information Age.

I don't hate technology at all. In fact I'm pissed that we haven't got more of it for this day and age. I mean in the 20th century fools were talking about flying cars, Mars missions, space colonies, and personal robots and shit, when we were supposed to be this deep into the 2000's. Aside from mass communication, access to a cluster **** of information, and some very cool entertainment sources, what the hell do we have that is so great? We still drive cars, fly inefficient airplanes, there's a none existent space program, no cure for cancer (more people dying from it actually), GMO shit food, an infrastructure the American Society of Civil Engineers give a D+, people still slaving 40 to 60 hours plus a week for jobs that could be automated, or sitting in cubicles for bullshit insurance, and banking companies that produce nothing tangible. While as technology has progressed to make things like computers, cell phones, email, blackberries, etc. available, it doesn't make your job easier because you are constantly connected, and can't get away from work always on call.

For Christ's sake can't we at least get a transcontinental maglev train already.

Mid 90's had hope.


Maybe they were just f*cking with us all those years... I remember watching cartoons and reading science fiction novels as a kid and they all pretty much had 2001 and beyond as the time when we would be living like the Jetsons and traveling into space like it was nothing.

Or maybe we lost our ambition to push society forward in that manner.. Society jumped leaps and bounds from the time the first airplane was created to 50's and 60s. Then its seem like we tapered off. Like you said, we have alot of information technology that keeps growing and growing, and we also have few other pieces of micro technology... But I think it goes back to what I was saying earlier.. Our priorities arent focused on the betterment of society as much as it seemed to be decades ago. I can't shake the feeling that people in charge of old systems are stalling progress in the name of profit and control.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:48 PM   #68
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But music was certainly better overall. Perhaps not significantly, but it was better.

I don't get this point? We still have 90s music. We can listen to or even watch any of it anytime we want (unlike in the 90s). We have access to the entire 90s catalogue. The only time that was possible during the 90s were the last few days of '99, and even then access was tedious.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:21 PM   #69
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I think technology is good in general...


but I will say this, I'm was an 80s kid and when I was growing up I got together with other kids from the neighborhood and we went outside and did all sorts of shit...playing basketball/football/soccer, riding bikes, skateboarding, building ramps for our bikes and skateboards, etc etc etc

kids today are indoors for the most part...and that is sad to me...and this is coming from a video game dev.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:25 PM   #70
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This idea that kids don't go outside anymore is a bit exaggerated IMO. I see kids all the time where I'm at running around in the streets, skateboarding, playing at the park, and at the beach.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:28 PM   #71
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Maybe they were just f*cking with us all those years... I remember watching cartoons and reading science fiction novels as a kid and they all pretty much had 2001 and beyond as the time when we would be living like the Jetsons and traveling into space like it was nothing.

Or maybe we lost our ambition to push society forward in that manner.. Society jumped leaps and bounds from the time the first airplane was created to 50's and 60s. Then its seem like we tapered off. Like you said, we have alot of information technology that keeps growing and growing, and we also have few other pieces of micro technology... But I think it goes back to what I was saying earlier.. Our priorities arent focused on the betterment of society as much as it seemed to be decades ago. I can't shake the feeling that people in charge of old systems are stalling progress in the name of profit and control.

I agree and there has been a major **** block from corporations and the powers that be to keep resources and technology limited to continue profit and control.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:30 PM   #72
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Yeah dude, I totally miss:

Having to spend half an hour downloading a song, if I could even find it online.

Limiting my time online before the "free hours" ran out.

Making sure no one was expecting a call before logging on.

Getting driving directions via the Thomas Guide.

Having to order a CD through Tower if they didn't have it, driving down there and spending $18.99 for an album with five good songs on it, at best.

Buying my movies on bulky VHS tapes that would either get eaten or lose their picture quality over a few years.

Not knowing if a restaurant was any good before going there.

etc. etc.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:44 PM   #73
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Not knowing if a restaurant was any good before going there.

etc. etc.


This one cracks me up. I was thinking the other day how pointless online restaurant reviews are. They are just like amazon book reviews, message board sports or political debates, and whatever random thoughts you read on the web. Just another dumb ass persons BS opinion that doesn't mean shit, and the contradicting ones to go with, and like the examples I gave above, they leave you having to experience it for yourself to make up your own mind.

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Old 04-04-2013, 09:02 PM   #74
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From the stories I hear, growing up in the 50's or whatever would have just been so confining. "DON'T DO THIS, DON'T DO THAT.. OR I'LL SMACK YA.. SEE!" Uck.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:10 PM   #75
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Best things to come out of the 90's were grunge music and the pro wrestling explosion of '96-'99.
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