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Old 09-11-2008, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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1901-1914 - Post-Victorian era - still similar to the 1880s and 1890s, just a bit more modern

1915-1945 - Interwar era - big wars, depressions, technology starts to take over people's lives

1946-1966 - Fifties/post-war era - high class, neo-romantic, beginning of popular music, Civil Rights begins

1967-1980 - Post-modern era - disco, hippies, classic rock, TV - the classical 60s and 70s

1981-1991 - Eighties/early Digital Age - end of Cold War, greed is good, synth music, computers/Internet on the professional scale

1992-present - Information Age - computers and Internet on a mass scale, class is obsolete, hip hop music, grunge, rise of China, ecology issues

 
Old 09-15-2008, 01:55 AM
 
Location: Sale Creek, TN
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1901-1914. I can agree with your view.

1914-1919. WWI and the Flu epidemic. Just a very bleak period.

1919-late 1929. The Roaring '20's, very optimistic.

late 1929-late 1941. The Great Depression.

late 1941-1953. WWII and Korean War. I see this as one "era". Just because of
the short amont of time in between.

1953-1963. The Fifties. Another optimistic time with economic boom. That ended with
the Kennedy assassianation.

1963-1973. The Vietnam period. The build-up to the war and the war itself, ended
with our pullout from Vietnam.

1973-1981. Hate to put a label here, just a blah period. The pullout from Vietnam,
Watergate and 2 weak Presidents just left
a bad taste.

1981-1992. The Reagan "era". Have to admit felt better than the last one.

1992-2000. The Clinton "era". Define it as you wish.
 
Old 09-15-2008, 02:17 AM
 
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Interesting. The 1940s seems like a time lacking character. The music sounded just like 1920s and 1930s music - old people music to my ears. The technology was fairly advanced though, and people still had manners.
 
Old 09-15-2008, 10:47 AM
 
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The 1940's lacked character?
 
Old 09-15-2008, 04:52 PM
 
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1901-1914......Edwardian era

1914-1919 ....The Great War and Treaty of Versailles

1920-1929.....The Roaring Twenties

1930-1939 .....The Dirty Thirties (Great Depression)

1939-1945 ......World War II

1946-1954 ......Post War Baby boom/iron curtain/hydrogen bomb testing

1955-1963 ......Rock 'n Roll Era /post war prosperity

1964-1973 .......Swinging Sixties /hippie movement

1974-1979 ........Post Watergate high inflation '70's

1980-1989 ........The 80's /MTV & yuppies

1990-1999 .........Technology decade /internet & cell phones
 
Old 09-15-2008, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
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To echo Creekcat..the 40's lacking character?? What about Art Deco?? And I love the music, which was often defined by WW2, (thinking Glenn Miller). I wouldn't call myself 'old' though. In fact, we're going to an Art Deco Ball in outback NSW, cant wait to hear that 'old people's music', and see the gorgeous evening wear.
Lacking character...no way Jose!
 
Old 09-16-2008, 12:54 AM
 
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1901-1914......Edwardian era


1990-1999 .........Technology decade /internet & cell phones
Wouldn't the 2000s be more the technology decade? It annoys me when people think the 90s was all about technology - that's this decade and the late '90s.
 
Old 09-16-2008, 04:35 AM
 
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Wouldn't the 2000s be more the technology decade? It annoys me when people think the 90s was all about technology - that's this decade and the late '90s.
What is it you mean by 'technology'? If we wanted to really split hairs, we could say (at a stretch of course!) it started with the industrial revolution...or, what about the era of atom-splitting? If you mean accessible technology, how about the computer being used for everyday purposes, not just military and scientific uses. The internet is a major technological revolution, but it was around a fair while before it was widely used by consumers.
Technology has been around a lot longer than the 2000's, and we're only 8 years into this 'era'.
 
Old 09-16-2008, 01:00 PM
 
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Outside the 1980's i really love the 1920's in American History. What a wild and crazy decade (Roaring Twenties) as women shunned their Victorian style Hobble Skirts for the Flapper style elusive Hemline Mini Skirts and sleeveless Shirts that were simular to the 80's style in dress and the 1920's women snorted Cocaine and had multiple sex partners as they shunned what society thought of them in the 1920's as there hasn't been a decade like it whether before or after it until the 1980's came onto the American scene IMHO.

Hard to believe this an 80 year old photo.

Actress Louise Brooks circa 1928.

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Old 09-16-2008, 02:02 PM
 
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Wouldn't the 2000s be more the technology decade? It annoys me when people think the 90s was all about technology - that's this decade and the late '90s.



The 90's was the mass market of the PC
The rebirth of the Mac
The creation of the Internet
The Rise and Fall of the .Com's
The birth of HTML, Java, Perl and Python
Doom, Sony Playstation, Lara Croft, AOL, "You've Got Mail' digital recording, DVD, Plasma, Hi DEF TV... the list goes on....

The 90's were all about Technology... our entire economy was tied into it.

This decade is all about the 'User Experience'
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