protagonist wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:09 pm
s8r wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:24 am
Picture quality and the way people dress has changed very little in the past ~10 years. Also Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, etc have changed very little.
That is an interesting observation, and true. When I was growing up you could pretty easily pinpoint what year something was happening within about a 3 year window or so, just on the basis of technical quality, hair and clothing fashions, and music. Something ten years old looked and sounded ancient.
It's nice I'm not the only one who has noticed this.
I mean, just compare for example Lost
(2004) with any show from 1994. The change during that time frame is huge compared to the change in the past decade.
Another interesting example from the world of video games (this was pointed out to me by someone else) is Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
(2002). When it was released, it was a nostalgia trip back to 1986 -- 16 years to the past -- and as such it worked very well: the music, the clothing, the cars, etc. of the mid 80s were very different compared to those of the early 2000s.
Now, imagine if we'd make a corresponding nostalgia trip now in 2020. Going back 16 years would be 2004. It wouldn't work at all because everything was so similar back then!