We’re basically selling “blast from the past” in a can for free as in free beer these days.
When’s the last time you experienced a “retro” piece of culture? Won’t be much further back than a couple weeks, right? Music, games, video, no matter how old it is, it’s generally pretty accessible assuming it ever made it into the mainstream of its time. What’s more, chances are it’s carrying part of the culture from that time with it.
I recently watched the 1993 coming of age comedy film, depicting the last day of school for a group of teenagers in 1976. Though the film wasn’t made it the time it shows, the portrayal is spot on. In a sense, it’s done a remarkably great attempt at preserving culture of which not a lot of mainstream media was available at the time.
Watching the movie, I had a little giggle over how ridiculous (ridiculously rad) everything and everyone was, only to continuously remind myself that sometime in the past, this was normal every-day stuff for people. That realization is what prompted me to write this post. Because damn, isn’t it nice we get to experience times long gone like this?
The information of the information age transcends ages.