“Memory is deceptive, because it is colored by today’s events.” – Albert Einstein
I have read, that there are people who have an exceptional memory. People with Hyperthymesia can remember every day of their lives with an extreme detail – without doing much effort for it. Yet, this ability to remember is also a burden of thinking a lot about the past and not being able to let it go. I don’t know about my memory capacity, but sometimes I tend to nostalgically reminisce the things that used to be and no longer are.
I wonder what happened to some awesome things that people used to do and like. For instance,
THINGS FROM THE PAST THAT ARE UNDERRATED THESE DAYS
Why people never use rock-paper-scissors to find an agreement these days? In the 90’s, always when some matter couldn’t be agreed on, we would play rock-paper-scissors about it or flip a coin. Very equal, very easy. Nobody does that anymore.
The Ninja Turtles
Why are the kids of today not introduced to the Ninja Turtles? I mean, it can’t be a thing that only appeals to the kids of the 90’s. It was a sensation! The boys liked them because they were cool, the girls liked them because they were cute. A perfect product.
Permanent wave hair
What happened to the permanent wave in hair? Chemically made electric curly hair – why not? It used to look so powerful and vivid. Hate it or love it, I think that hairdo has great potential, and some day it will come back again.
Why is IRC considered not-cool now? I think Internet Relay Chat was a great chat protocol. It was purely based on text data without all the graphical hassle around it. Visual information is overrated these days. People want to see photos, graphs and cute fonts. It’s no coincidence that Macs became popular – somehow people seem to find computational things closer to them when they look like there would be buttons and icons and folders. The truth is, there are no folders on a computer. It’s just programmed data. I mean, I get it that you need to purchase a computer with some visual support and better capacity when you are a designer and use 3D programs and Creative Suite, but why do people pay 1 900 euros for a Mac Book Pro when they only use it for surfing online? Like facebooking and stuff. What’s the point?
Last but not least: why does nobody clap their hands in an aircraft after landing anymore? A round of applause after making it back to the ground was wicked! In the 90’s people actually appreciated making it alive through another journey to Gran Canaria.
Toy Story and belly shirts were also pretty awesome and have for some reason lost their magic.
However, I don’t want to say things were better in the old days. I couldn’t be happier about what kind of technology there is available for us now and how we can manage our work and personal life through that technology. Medicine and life quality, at least in the developed countries, is amazing. And although people have screwed the environment up a little since the time before the industrial revolution, we have improved a lot since the 80’s. But if only we could get the Ninja Turtles back…