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Old 07-25-2014, 01:41 PM
 
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Based on fashion, music, television, movies, technology, culture in general, etc., would you say the late 90s, being 1997-1999 or so, belong more with the early 2000s (2000-2005) or early 90s (1990-1995)? I would personally say that the late 90s belong more with the early 2000s because of the music of the time, explosion of the Internet and digital electronics, edgier TV shows (South Park, Family Guy, etc.) and more "stylized" movies (CGI, sequels, gross out comedies)--but then then of course 9-11 was a huge deal, and many of the stuff from the early 90s carried over to the late 90s...anyway I'd definitely want to hear other opinions, so what do you say?

 
Old 07-25-2014, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Please...enough with these "Was Noon today more like 11 am or 1 pm" threads.


They should be posted in a forum devoted to pop culture since all that ever gets discussed in these threads is pop culture, as though all eras are defined by whatever music and movies young people liked at the time.


On the front page of the history forum right now we find:

When did the 1980s era end?

Were the 2000s more like the 90s or 2010s?

Definitive early, mid, and late '90s

1992: more like 1970 or 2014?

Was 1990 more similar to 1966 or 2014?

Go to first new post How different an era was the 1980s compared to the 2010s?


Isn't that enough? Why do we need this thread as well?
 
Old 07-25-2014, 02:01 PM
 
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Well, as you can see by all of those thread examples you just listed, a LOT of people on here are interested in this sort of thing. There are plenty of threads on here that I don't care about, and it's not too hard just to ignore them.

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Old 07-25-2014, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Late 90s were more like the 2000s, IMO.

In 1996, I started working for an Internet company and that was my first job where I used e-mail. And using Outlook today, and the way we function in a corporate office setting in the late 90s is about the same as today. E-mal, Word, Excel, PPT, Internet use, etc.

That was when I got my first cell phone too. Obviously, the phone technology has changed a lot since the late 90s. It was actually just a phone back then, not a PC/camera/movie machine. And then being able to e-mail anyone on the planet in the late 90s was amazing technology, but hasn't really changed much since then.

Music was overall closer to the 2000s as were clothes and hair styles. Really, the only things that have changed since the late 90s is that the Internet and cell phones really evolved and we do much more online today than when the Internet was new. I don't recall if DVRs existed then, but being able to pause my TV is technology I can't imagine I ever did without lol!
 
Old 07-25-2014, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Well, as you can see by all of those thread examples you just listed, a LOT of people on here are interested in this sort of thing. There are plenty of threads on here that I don't care about, and it's not too hard just to ignore them.
How about starting these threads in the appropriate venues? They are not history topics.
 
Old 07-25-2014, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Definitely more like the early 2000s. The early 90s still looked like the 80s for the 'untrained' eye.

Not to mention, this is common sense because 1997 is more closer to 2001 than 1991.

If your question was "were the late 90s more like mid 2000s or early 90s" then that would've been a legit and compelling one.
 
Old 07-27-2014, 10:39 PM
 
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More like the early 2000s. The early 90s was already dated in the late 90s, but the late 90s were considered pretty current in the early 2000s.
 
Old 12-22-2014, 02:29 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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I feel that music and clothes changed a lot in the early 1990s. So 1998 is much more similar to 2003 than 1993 IMO. Politically 9/11 ended the feel good era that began with the fall of the USSR.
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