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Subject: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: Zelek2 on 12/05/15 at 5:38 pm

It seems to be a popular meme on the Internet to say "The 90s didn't end until 2005, let's be honest." Of course, I think this is stupid, as this only refers to the remnants of late 90s culture and ignores the early-mid 90s (which the 00s were nothing like).

That being said, when did the early 2000s start to feel like they were "drifting away" from you, like you almost missed them? I doubt in 2006 people were saying "Hey, remember 2003 when late 90s things were still relevant? Ahh, Recess, Gundam Wing, Pokemon with Misty, no YouTube, dial-up was more popular than broadband, Tamagotchi, Hey Arnold, N64, etc. I miss the good ol' days of 3 years ago." It took a while for the feeling to set in that the world had drastically changed in only a few years.

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: #Infinity on 12/05/15 at 6:00 pm

I think 2007 was about the time the early 2000s started to seem kind of distant, due to full establishment of the Web 2.0, but it didn't really enter old school territory for me until about a year or two ago.  Frankly, it's still not completely retro yet.

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: sonic2005 on 12/05/15 at 6:02 pm

for me probably around the early 2010s

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 12/05/15 at 6:24 pm

2009/10ish

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: mqg96 on 12/05/15 at 6:54 pm

2008 or 2009

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: SpyroKev on 12/05/15 at 6:59 pm

Last year, 2014. It started from a Early 2000s Discussion topic that reminded me. I actually even completely forgot about the Early 2000s due to my distraction of last major friends and days of school. It wasn't until recent I started to obsessed with back then.

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: #Infinity on 12/05/15 at 7:24 pm

I just can't believe that everything from December 18, 2002 and earlier is chronologically closer to the 80s than present day.  If it wasn't for that, I wouldn't have even realized that the early 2000s are that old.

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: mqg96 on 12/05/15 at 7:34 pm


I just can't believe that everything from December 18, 2002 and earlier is chronologically closer to the 80s than present day.  If it wasn't for that, I wouldn't have even realized that the early 2000s are that old.


:o

Damn! That was around the time Christmas break began for my school in 1st grade!

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: batfan2005 on 12/06/15 at 8:09 am


It seems to be a popular meme on the Internet to say "The 90s didn't end until 2005, let's be honest." Of course, I think this is stupid, as this only refers to the remnants of late 90s culture and ignores the early-mid 90s (which the 00s were nothing like).

That being said, when did the early 2000s start to feel like they were "drifting away" from you, like you almost missed them? I doubt in 2006 people were saying "Hey, remember 2003 when late 90s things were still relevant? Ahh, Recess, Gundam Wing, Pokemon with Misty, no YouTube, dial-up was more popular than broadband, Tamagotchi, Hey Arnold, N64, etc. I miss the good ol' days of 3 years ago." It took a while for the feeling to set in that the world had drastically changed in only a few years.


Yes they were, on this forum in fact.

To answer the question, I honestly thought that early 2000's started to feel dated in 2005. That was when everything started to change, and everything before that (even as recent as fall 2004) started to feel obsolete.

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: Zelek2 on 12/06/15 at 11:10 am


Yes they were, on this forum in fact.

Link?

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: 80sfan on 12/06/15 at 12:35 pm

Roughly 2012-2013.

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: bchris02 on 12/06/15 at 10:27 pm

2012.

The change throughout the 2000s was very gradual until very late 2008 and 2009.  Throughout most of the decade, including the early 2000s, things were changing but they were changing so slow you didn't really feel it.

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 12/06/15 at 10:48 pm


2012.

The change throughout the 2000s was very gradual until very late 2008 and 2009.  Throughout most of the decade, including the early 2000s, things were changing but they were changing so slow you didn't really feel it.


IDK about that man...

The first half of that decade was dominated by Bush vs Gore., The Bush tax cuts and 'No Child Left Behind', post 9/11 patriotism/fear, Teen Pop, Pop Punk, Nu Metal, Golden Age WB, The continuation of Friends, Frasier, & Everybody Loves Raymond, Web 1.0 era internet such as the use of Dial up and how the internet was still seen as a luxury or 'a nice tool to have', VHS still popular with DVD rapidly catching up, Discmans and early ipods, late 90's/early 00's fashion, Tail end of the most recent animation golden age which started in the late 80's and ended roughly in 2004, etc.

The second half of that decade was dominated by Bush fatigue, the Housing Bubble and eventually the Great Recession, The Iraq War (while started in the first half, was most defined in the second half), Obamamania, MTV reality tv like Laguna Beach, My Super Sweet 16 & Jersey Shore, the start of The Office, How I Met Your Mother & Everybody Hates Chris, Web 2.0 era internet like the rise of social media and video streaming, DVD at peak with Blu Ray and HD DVD fighting each other and digital streaming with Netflix start to become popular, peak in popularity of ipods, core 2000's fashion, the most recent animation dark age or bronze age which began roughly in 2005 and ended roughly in 2010, etc.

Among many other differences throughout this decade. While I do think that other decades, like the 1990's, were more changeful, but the 2000's were high up there for changeful decades as well, especially technology wise.

Take this for instance:

In 2000 most of us were still using dial up internet (provided if you even had the internet!), watching TV on CRTs, game consoles relied on CDs or Cartriges and were seen as 'just to play games', and having to go to the store to buy CDs or Cassets to listen to music on your musical device.

In 2009 most of us were using broadband internet (the internet was now a necessity), watching TV on Flat screen HDTVs with the ability to now watch programs whenever you want with the rise of streaming services, game consoles relied on DVDs, Blu Rays, and or the internet and were now ultra media boxes, you could now just easily download music on your computer without ever going outside.

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 12/06/15 at 11:17 pm

Sometime in late 2004 or early 2005 when I became this

http://www.seidling.info/old-coot/images/old_coot.jpg

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: Zelek2 on 12/07/15 at 12:01 am


IDK about that man...

The first half of that decade was dominated by Bush vs Gore., The Bush tax cuts and 'No Child Left Behind', post 9/11 patriotism/fear, Teen Pop, Pop Punk, Nu Metal, Golden Age WB, The continuation of Friends, Frasier, & Everybody Loves Raymond, Web 1.0 era internet such as the use of Dial up and how the internet was still seen as a luxury or 'a nice tool to have', VHS still popular with DVD rapidly catching up, Discmans and early ipods, late 90's/early 00's fashion, Tail end of the most recent animation golden age which started in the late 80's and ended roughly in 2004, etc.

The second half of that decade was dominated by Bush fatigue, the Housing Bubble and eventually the Great Recession, The Iraq War (while started in the first half, was most defined in the second half), Obamamania, MTV reality tv like Laguna Beach, My Super Sweet 16 & Jersey Shore, the start of The Office, How I Met Your Mother & Everybody Hates Chris, Web 2.0 era internet like the rise of social media and video streaming, DVD at peak with Blu Ray and HD DVD fighting each other and digital streaming with Netflix start to become popular, peak in popularity of ipods, core 2000's fashion, the most recent animation dark age or bronze age which began roughly in 2005 and ended roughly in 2010, etc.

Among many other differences throughout this decade. While I do think that other decades, like the 1990's, were more changeful, but the 2000's were high up there for changeful decades as well, especially technology wise.

Take this for instance:

In 2000 most of us were still using dial up internet (provided if you even had the internet!), watching TV on CRTs, game consoles relied on CDs or Cartriges and were seen as 'just to play games', and having to go to the store to buy CDs or Cassets to listen to music on your musical device.

In 2009 most of us were using broadband internet (the internet was now a necessity), watching TV on Flat screen HDTVs with the ability to now watch programs whenever you want with the rise of streaming services, game consoles relied on DVDs, Blu Rays, and or the internet and were now ultra media boxes, you could now just easily download music on your computer without ever going outside.

But I doubt in 2007 people were saying "Hey, does anyone else miss the good ol' days of 4 years ago when dial-up was still king? Ahhh, nostalgia." It took a while for the feeling of change to have set in.

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: bchris02 on 12/07/15 at 12:30 am


IDK about that man...

The first half of that decade was dominated by Bush vs Gore., The Bush tax cuts and 'No Child Left Behind', post 9/11 patriotism/fear, Teen Pop, Pop Punk, Nu Metal, Golden Age WB, The continuation of Friends, Frasier, & Everybody Loves Raymond, Web 1.0 era internet such as the use of Dial up and how the internet was still seen as a luxury or 'a nice tool to have', VHS still popular with DVD rapidly catching up, Discmans and early ipods, late 90's/early 00's fashion, Tail end of the most recent animation golden age which started in the late 80's and ended roughly in 2004, etc.

The second half of that decade was dominated by Bush fatigue, the Housing Bubble and eventually the Great Recession, The Iraq War (while started in the first half, was most defined in the second half), Obamamania, MTV reality tv like Laguna Beach, My Super Sweet 16 & Jersey Shore, the start of The Office, How I Met Your Mother & Everybody Hates Chris, Web 2.0 era internet like the rise of social media and video streaming, DVD at peak with Blu Ray and HD DVD fighting each other and digital streaming with Netflix start to become popular, peak in popularity of ipods, core 2000's fashion, the most recent animation dark age or bronze age which began roughly in 2005 and ended roughly in 2010, etc.

Among many other differences throughout this decade. While I do think that other decades, like the 1990's, were more changeful, but the 2000's were high up there for changeful decades as well, especially technology wise.

Take this for instance:

In 2000 most of us were still using dial up internet (provided if you even had the internet!), watching TV on CRTs, game consoles relied on CDs or Cartriges and were seen as 'just to play games', and having to go to the store to buy CDs or Cassets to listen to music on your musical device.

In 2009 most of us were using broadband internet (the internet was now a necessity), watching TV on Flat screen HDTVs with the ability to now watch programs whenever you want with the rise of streaming services, game consoles relied on DVDs, Blu Rays, and or the internet and were now ultra media boxes, you could now just easily download music on your computer without ever going outside.


Correct.  I didn't say there wasn't change during the 2000s.  I just said it occurred gradually and you can't really point to a year that there is a huge shift other than 2009, in my opinion.  During the 2000s it wasn't as easy to see the differences since the change was so gradual. In the middle of the decade, Bush's popularity gradually declined.  He was still popular enough even in 2004 to win re-election.  Late '90s sitcoms slowly but surely wrapped up and went off the air.  Not everybody got broadband all at once.  People slowly but surely adopted and it wasn't until the late '00s that dial-up was no longer a factor at all.  Looking back however, you see the change, but during the '00s it wasn't that defined.

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: mqg96 on 12/07/15 at 4:29 am


My Super Sweet 16 & Jersey Shore


Jersey Shore is early 2010's.

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 12/07/15 at 10:03 am


Correct.  I didn't say there wasn't change during the 2000s.  I just said it occurred gradually and you can't really point to a year that there is a huge shift other than 2009, in my opinion.  During the 2000s it wasn't as easy to see the differences since the change was so gradual. In the middle of the decade, Bush's popularity gradually declined.  He was still popular enough even in 2004 to win re-election.  Late '90s sitcoms slowly but surely wrapped up and went off the air.  Not everybody got broadband all at once.  People slowly but surely adopted and it wasn't until the late '00s that dial-up was no longer a factor at all.  Looking back however, you see the change, but during the '00s it wasn't that defined.


I get what you're saying, but IMO when I think of decades that had gradual changes I think of the 1950's, 1970's, 1980's, & the current decade. Basically when the general lifestyle, politics & pop culture of a certain decade for the most part stays pretty consistent for the majority of the decade. Decades that were rapidly changing in my eyes would be the 1960's, 1990's, & the 2000's. I'll use the difference between the rapidly changing atmosphere of the 60's.

In the early 60's the country continued to experience the post WWII economic boom, the baby boom, Black & White TV sets were still very common, doo wop music was still very popular, and the 'Leave it To Beaver' lifestyle was still the norm. By the mid 60's President Kennedy was killed, the Beatles came broke into the American music industry and redefined rock music, and the Civil Rights movement entered its peak with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voters Rights Act of 1965. Finally the late 60's was mostly defined by Color TV now becoming the standard, the Hippie Movement entering its peak, anti war protests against the controversial Vietnam War, social programs like Medicaid & Medicare were now available, music festivals became huge especially Woodstock and modern day liberal views were now starting to rise.

The same could be said about the 00's. In the early 00's, the country experienced a slight recession, the tail end of Clinton and start of Bush, 9/11 attacks and the Invasion of Afghanistan, CRT TVs being the standard, cell phones were not very popular and pagers and or using the pay phone was still very common, the internet still being seen as a luxury, music like Teen Pop and Nu Metal being very popular, mixture of the very optimistic Y2K era and the conservative Post 9/11 eras, and the general lifestyle of a more family centric world from Sitcoms to TV showings of movies or to even Cartoon shows in other words it was the continuation of the late 80's and 1990's Baby Boomer era of parenting and 'family values'. The mid 00's on the other hand was the peak of the W Bush Era, Baby Boomer era parenting was now declining in favor of the more modern and aloof parenting styles of Generation X, Teen Pop and Nu Metal died in favor of Pop having more R&B influences and Emo music, the internet was now starting become a necessity in society coincided with the rise of social media, cell phones were now becoming a necessity as well and pay phones were now starting to become extinct, and you had the Housing Bubble creating a new sense of optimism. Finally the late 00's was defined by HDTVs now becoming the standard, the iPhone being released and redefining cell phones and the way we communicate with technology in general phasing out the need for multiple devices for different functions like you needed in the 90's and early-mid 00's, the internet was now a necessity and social media and digital streaming were now popular, the Bush Backlash was now at its peak due to the unpopular War on Terror (especially Iraq), the pop of the Housing Bubble and the Great Recession that followed which created a new sense of pessimism in the atmosphere, and the election of Barack Obama and the start of the Liberal vs Conservative Culture Wars to now go into the Liberal mindset's favor.

I understand if you think the decade's change wasn't as big as say the 1990's (which I agree with), but you cannot deny that the 2000's were a very changeful time, even to those who were living in it. Heck 2000 was a totally different world from 2004. 2004 was dramatically different from 2008 and so on. While 2010 and 2014, minus differences in pop culture, all in all are very similar.



Jersey Shore is early 2010's.


My bad man, I was just using an example of a show that started in the 00's, but I do agree with you though!

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 12/07/15 at 12:16 pm


I get what you're saying, but IMO when I think of decades that had gradual changes I think of the 1950's, 1970's, 1980's, & the current decade. Basically when the general lifestyle, politics & pop culture of a certain decade for the most part stays pretty consistent for the majority of the decade. Decades that were rapidly changing in my eyes would be the 1960's, 1990's, & the 2000's. I'll use the difference between the rapidly changing atmosphere of the 60's.

In the early 60's the country continued to experience the post WWII economic boom, the baby boom, Black & White TV sets were still very common, doo wop music was still very popular, and the 'Leave it To Beaver' lifestyle was still the norm. By the mid 60's President Kennedy was killed, the Beatles came broke into the American music industry and redefined rock music, and the Civil Rights movement entered its peak with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voters Rights Act of 1965. Finally the late 60's was mostly defined by Color TV now becoming the standard, the Hippie Movement entering its peak, anti war protests against the controversial Vietnam War, social programs like Medicaid & Medicare were now available, music festivals became huge especially Woodstock and modern day liberal views were now starting to rise.

The same could be said about the 00's. In the early 00's, the country experienced a slight recession, the tail end of Clinton and start of Bush, 9/11 attacks and the Invasion of Afghanistan, CRT TVs being the standard, cell phones were not very popular and pagers and or using the pay phone was still very common, the internet still being seen as a luxury, music like Teen Pop and Nu Metal being very popular, mixture of the very optimistic Y2K era and the conservative Post 9/11 eras, and the general lifestyle of a more family centric world from Sitcoms to TV showings of movies or to even Cartoon shows in other words it was the continuation of the late 80's and 1990's Baby Boomer era of parenting and 'family values'. The mid 00's on the other hand was the peak of the W Bush Era, Baby Boomer era parenting was now declining in favor of the more modern and aloof parenting styles of Generation X, Teen Pop and Nu Metal died in favor of Pop having more R&B influences and Emo music, the internet was now starting become a necessity in society coincided with the rise of social media, cell phones were now becoming a necessity as well and pay phones were now starting to become extinct, and you had the Housing Bubble creating a new sense of optimism. Finally the late 00's was defined by HDTVs now becoming the standard, the iPhone being released and redefining cell phones and the way we communicate with technology in general phasing out the need for multiple devices for different functions like you needed in the 90's and early-mid 00's, the internet was now a necessity and social media and digital streaming were now popular, the Bush Backlash was now at its peak due to the unpopular War on Terror (especially Iraq), the pop of the Housing Bubble and the Great Recession that followed which created a new sense of pessimism in the atmosphere, and the election of Barack Obama and the start of the Liberal vs Conservative Culture Wars to now go into the Liberal mindset's favor.

I understand if you think the decade's change wasn't as big as say the 1990's (which I agree with), but you cannot deny that the 2000's were a very changeful time, even to those who were living in it. Heck 2000 was a totally different world from 2004. 2004 was dramatically different from 2008 and so on. While 2010 and 2014, minus differences in pop culture, all in all are very similar.


My bad man, I was just using an example of a show that started in the 00's, but I do agree with you though!

I disagree, the 60s, 80s,90s were the decades of change and the 70s, 2000s, and 2010s have all had a gradual changes. The 50s era last a LONG time culturally.

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: mqg96 on 12/07/15 at 12:29 pm


I disagree, the 60s, 80s,90s were the decades of change and the 70s, 2000s, and 2010s have all had a gradual changes. The 50s era last a LONG time culturally.


The 60's was DEFINITELY a transitional decade without a question. I could go all day on that one. The 2000's decade seemed to be a transitional decade in terms of technology.

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 12/07/15 at 1:30 pm


I disagree, the 60s, 80s,90s were the decades of change and the 70s, 2000s, and 2010s have all had a gradual changes. The 50s era last a LONG time culturally.


I could see how the 10's are pretty gradual, but to say the 00's change's were gradual just doesn't make sense to me. But what's your reasoning behind your theory though?

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: Slim95 on 12/07/15 at 5:18 pm

Probably around 2005 or 2006 as I was 10 and 11 at that time. Being 11 is a lot more different than being 5-8 years old, hence why that part of my life felt very old at the time.

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: mqg96 on 12/07/15 at 5:46 pm


Probably around 2005 or 2006 as I was 10 and 11 at that time. Being 11 is a lot more different than being 5-8 years old, hence why that part of my life felt very old at the time.


11 is a transitional age from core childhood to early adolescence, it can be completely different from being 9 too.

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 12/07/15 at 6:51 pm


11 is a transitional age from core childhood to early adolescence, it can be completely different from being 9 too.

You could say 10 is too since that's when you hit double digits! I always thought that.

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: mqg96 on 12/07/15 at 7:18 pm


You could say 10 is too since that's when you hit double digits! I always thought that.


10 is usually the last full age childhood peaks for everybody, and you're still in elementary school (4th & 5th grade) at the time. 10 is not that much different than 9 or 11, it's stuck in the middle. A 10 year old is still clearly in the peak of of your kid years, but it's like the oldest compared to ages 6-9. My 10 year old life in 2006 was the last full year I felt innocent, and it had the best summer of my childhood too since I went to Disney World in Orlando, FL, my first family reunion, Savannah, GA, Georgia Aquarium, etc. By the time I started 5th grade when I was 10 1/2, that's when my innocence slowly started leaving but it was still part of my peak childhood for most of the part, but by the time I hit 11 or left elementary school that's when I started feeling a change in myself and I got more into the mainstream pop culture, especially music. That's just my personal experience. 2006 was equally important to my core childhood as 2002 was, but in a different way.

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 12/07/15 at 8:01 pm


10 is usually the last full age childhood peaks for everybody, and you're still in elementary school (4th & 5th grade) at the time. 10 is not that much different than 9 or 11, it's stuck in the middle. A 10 year old is still clearly in the peak of of your kid years, but it's like the oldest compared to ages 6-9. My 10 year old life in 2006 was the last full year I felt innocent, and it had the best summer of my childhood too since I went to Disney World in Orlando, FL, my first family reunion, Savannah, GA, Georgia Aquarium, etc. By the time I started 5th grade when I was 10 1/2, that's when my innocence slowly started leaving but it was still part of my peak childhood for most of the part, but by the time I hit 11 or left elementary school that's when I started feeling a change in myself and I got more into the mainstream pop culture, especially music. That's just my personal experience. 2006 was equally important to my core childhood as 2002 was, but in a different way.

WELL, it didn't feel like it to me!! 10 went together perfectly with 11 and NOT 9 at the time. Even though I was a 4th grader I was now double digits and things WERE changing. Didn't mean for it to sound like a rant! ;D

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: mqg96 on 12/07/15 at 8:05 pm


WELL, it didn't feel like it to me!! 10 went together perfectly with 11 and NOT 9 at the time. Even though I was a 4th grader I was now double digits and things WERE changing.


That's you, but I'm talking about the average person. However, everybody is different though I'm very well aware of that. ;)

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 12/07/15 at 8:06 pm


That's you, but I'm talking about the average person. However, everybody is different though I'm very well aware of that. ;)

Yeah I didn't mean for it to sound like a rant! ;D ;D ;D

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: 2001 on 12/07/15 at 8:36 pm

Around 2014. 90s started feeling old at around 2011 so that makes sense.

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: violet_shy on 12/08/15 at 6:31 pm

Right this instant. ;D

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: Slim95 on 12/08/15 at 8:11 pm


Around 2014. 90s started feeling old at around 2011 so that makes sense.

I remember in 2006 a lot of people were talking about how old the 90s were and calling stuff "very 90s". I wonder if the same will happen next year for the 00's.

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: mqg96 on 12/08/15 at 8:52 pm


I remember in 2006 a lot of people were talking about how old the 90s were and calling stuff "very 90s". I wonder if the same will happen next year for the 00's.


90's nostalgia has and always will have lasted longer than what 2000's nostalgia will ever be. 90's nostalgia took off way too early, and even with early 2000's nostalgia going on now, people still try to lump it with the late 90's.

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 12/08/15 at 11:49 pm


I could see how the 10's are pretty gradual, but to say the 00's change's were gradual just doesn't make sense to me. But what's your reasoning behind your theory though?

The reason I said that I said earlier is because, compared to the 90s and 60s the changes that took place in the 2000s were INDEED gradual. First off, it felt like there were three 60s and three 90s; the cultural was RAPIDLY changing throughout both decades. The 2000s changes didn't become MAJOR until the latter years for the decade. Now politically it was absolutely more sudden, but culturally NOT so much. As a matter of fact; late 2001-mid 2006(THE culturally early-mid 2000s) could be viewed by future generation as one big time period. The way that the culture was changing in the 2000s was kinda similar to how the culture changing in the 80s, not as quick as eras in the past.

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: mqg96 on 12/09/15 at 2:33 am


The 2000s changes didn't become MAJOR until the latter years for the decade. Now politically it was absolutely more sudden, but culturally NOT so much. As a matter of fact; late 2001-mid 2006(THE culturally early-mid 2000s) could be viewed by future generation as one big time period. The way that the culture was changing in the 2000s was kinda similar to how the culture changing in the 80s, not as quick as eras in the past.


Excellent point. I had to think about this one for quite a while too. Politically the 2000's decade did change a lot due to 9/11 and the Iraq War, however, in terms of technology and the pop culture you could say it wasn't until the 2nd half of the decade when the rapid changes started occurring. Now granted, on a technological standpoint I do believe that the 2000's decade was very transitional, that includes how big of a necessity internet became by the end of the decade.

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 12/09/15 at 8:23 am


The reason I said that I said earlier is because, compared to the 90s and 60s the changes that took place in the 2000s were INDEED gradual. First off, it felt like there were three 60s and three 90s; the cultural was RAPIDLY changing throughout both decades. The 2000s changes didn't become MAJOR until the latter years for the decade. Now politically it was absolutely more sudden, but culturally NOT so much. As a matter of fact; late 2001-mid 2006(THE culturally early-mid 2000s) could be viewed by future generation as one big time period. The way that the culture was changing in the 2000s was kinda similar to how the culture changing in the 80s, not as quick as eras in the past.


I guess you got a point

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: yelimsexa on 12/10/15 at 7:36 am


Excellent point. I had to think about this one for quite a while too. Politically the 2000's decade did change a lot due to 9/11 and the Iraq War, however, in terms of technology and the pop culture you could say it wasn't until the 2nd half of the decade when the rapid changes started occurring. Now granted, on a technological standpoint I do believe that the 2000's decade was very transitional, that includes how big of a necessity internet became by the end of the decade.


Even early in the 2000s tech was changing quite a bit. Broadband replacing dial-up, DVD replacing VHS, digital cameras replacing film, GPS replacing paper maps, sixth generation video game systems, more HDTV programming compared to the late '90s, cellphones quickly shifting from novelty to necessity, MP3 starting to replace CDs, and even webpages themselves progressively getting improved along with blogging. Because of that this era doesn't feel nearly as dated as even the late '90s do which everything listed above was in a very primitive state and doesn't yet feel vintage, but certainly a noticebly dated time that I first noticed around 2009 when smartphones, HDTV the norm, saturation of social media, many new graphic styles/logos being introduced, and EDM coming to the forefront.

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: mqg96 on 12/10/15 at 7:58 am


Even early in the 2000s tech was changing quite a bit. Broadband replacing dial-up, DVD replacing VHS, digital cameras replacing film, GPS replacing paper maps.


Some of the first few things you listed wasn't until later in the 2000's from my experience. Now DVD's surpassing VHS in popularity was 2003. However, digital cameras replacing disposable/film cameras wasn't until 2004 or 2005. Broadband became the norm in most people's homes over dial up in 2004. GPS replacing paper maps took gradual time throughout the whole 2000's decade.

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: Slim95 on 12/10/15 at 1:13 pm

We are currently living in a period with the most technological change since the internet in the 90s. Virtual Reality (I own one - Samsung Gear VR), Augmented Reality (Hololens), Automated Drones delivering packages like Amazon Prime, Autonomous vehicles, and more. It's crazy the amount of technology that's chaning and developing now. So why are people saying technology hasn't changed in the 2010's?  ???

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: Howard on 12/10/15 at 2:35 pm


We are currently living in a period with the most technological change since the internet in the 90s. Virtual Reality (I own one - Samsung Gear VR), Augmented Reality (Hololens), Automated Drones delivering packages like Amazon Prime, Autonomous vehicles, and more. It's crazy the amount of technology that's chaning and developing now. So why are people saying technology hasn't changed in the 2010's?  ???


our lives nowadays are surrounded by technologies.

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 12/11/15 at 7:48 pm


We are currently living in a period with the most technological change since the internet in the 90s. Virtual Reality (I own one - Samsung Gear VR), Augmented Reality (Hololens), Automated Drones delivering packages like Amazon Prime, Autonomous vehicles, and more. It's crazy the amount of technology that's chaning and developing now. So why are people saying technology hasn't changed in the 2010's?  ???


All of those things you said were innovative during this decade, besides the Internet. So of course the crazy amount of technology has changed since this decade was around.

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 12/14/15 at 5:29 pm

That time period became dated to me by the late 00s. The reason is that everything was outdated and looked old by then. When I was listening and playing early 00s fads in 2009, it felt like they were from another era despite being from the same decade.

Here are some photos

http://www.appsense.com/wp-content/uploads/images//jw_desktoppc.jpg

http://www.guidebookgallery.org/pics/gui/desktop/empty/win2000pro.png

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0a/VCR-03.jpg

http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/0/5891/264779-1.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f2/Tamagotchi_0124_ubt.jpeg

http://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/a8/8c/3b/a88c3b7124f02c8b4a4067e0c1ced99a.jpg

http://www.steveaoki.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/tWbFSnk.jpg

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: Howard on 12/15/15 at 2:34 pm

http://www.guidebookgallery.org/pics/gui/desktop/empty/win2000pro.png

I remember that. :)

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: nally on 12/15/15 at 2:47 pm


http://www.guidebookgallery.org/pics/gui/desktop/empty/win2000pro.png

I remember that. :)

Yep, it looks like the Windows 2000 desktop GUI. And you could single-click the icons (like links) to open them up, rather than double-click 'em.

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 12/15/15 at 8:23 pm

Some more early 2000's photos:

http://www.fuse.tv/image/559ed61adc6aa69579000036/816/545/sum-41-pose-backstage-january-18-2002-before-performing-at-the-house-of-blues-in-las-vegas-nv.jpg

http://cdn.discogs.com/2wgr-O4R6W_7PFB86ATtuIfPZ0Y=/fit-in/600x594/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(96)/discogs-images/R-2789215-1410066956-6136.jpeg.jpg

http://www.english4all.pro.br/simpleplan.jpg

http://cs311117.vk.me/v311117725/1ab/cr_zzo3arR0.jpg

http://cbswxrt2.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/4-sony-discman.jpg?w=465

Who can forget this dude? He was the best and Dell are idiots for letting him go:
http://static.thefrisky.com/uploads/2012/10/15/The-Dell-Dude-400x470.jpg

http://www.haeuselgrundschule.de/PC.JPG

One of the greatest video games ever created:
http://www.thestrong.org/online-collections/images/Z003/Z00347/Z0034779.jpg

And, of course, I still got all the 5th and 6th generation Tony Hawk Pro-Skater games:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51FJZMEGENL.jpg

The last N64 game ever released:
http://img.gamefaqs.net/box/6/6/8/13668_front.jpg

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ec/Mandark's_Lab.jpg

http://img.gamefaqs.net/box/3/7/0/11370_front.jpg

http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/ratchet/images/b/b6/RaCbox.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20060222065936

Best Need For Speed ever made:
http://www.portalroms.com/sites/default/files/1654%20-%20Need%20for%20Speed%20-%20Hot%20Pursuit%202%20(USA)%20-%20Need%20for%20Speed.%20Hot%20Pursuit%202%20-%20Driving%20-%208%20-%2001-10-2002.jpg



Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: SpyroKev on 12/16/15 at 8:02 am

When I see images of dated 2000s things and pop culture, it amazes me how colorful and lively they still are.

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 12/16/15 at 8:18 am


Some more early 2000's photos:

http://www.fuse.tv/image/559ed61adc6aa69579000036/816/545/sum-41-pose-backstage-january-18-2002-before-performing-at-the-house-of-blues-in-las-vegas-nv.jpg

http://cdn.discogs.com/2wgr-O4R6W_7PFB86ATtuIfPZ0Y=/fit-in/600x594/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(96)/discogs-images/R-2789215-1410066956-6136.jpeg.jpg

http://www.english4all.pro.br/simpleplan.jpg

http://cs311117.vk.me/v311117725/1ab/cr_zzo3arR0.jpg

http://cbswxrt2.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/4-sony-discman.jpg?w=465

Who can forget this dude? He was the best and Dell are idiots for letting him go:
http://static.thefrisky.com/uploads/2012/10/15/The-Dell-Dude-400x470.jpg

http://www.haeuselgrundschule.de/PC.JPG

One of the greatest video games ever created:
http://www.thestrong.org/online-collections/images/Z003/Z00347/Z0034779.jpg

And, of course, I still got all the 5th and 6th generation Tony Hawk Pro-Skater games:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51FJZMEGENL.jpg

The last N64 game ever released:
http://img.gamefaqs.net/box/6/6/8/13668_front.jpg

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ec/Mandark's_Lab.jpg

http://img.gamefaqs.net/box/3/7/0/11370_front.jpg

http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/ratchet/images/b/b6/RaCbox.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20060222065936

Best Need For Speed ever made:
http://www.portalroms.com/sites/default/files/1654%20-%20Need%20for%20Speed%20-%20Hot%20Pursuit%202%20(USA)%20-%20Need%20for%20Speed.%20Hot%20Pursuit%202%20-%20Driving%20-%208%20-%2001-10-2002.jpg


OMG The Nostalgia  :D :D :D

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 12/17/15 at 8:18 pm


When I see images of dated 2000s things and pop culture, it amazes me how colorful and lively they still are.


Me, too. Especially the early 2000's. It's amazing how fun, light-hearted and colorful 2000-2003 was.


OMG The Nostalgia  :D :D :D


I always feel so nostalgic when looking back at the early 2000's. They kicked ass.

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: Toon on 12/20/15 at 6:54 am

For me it was when a lot of fads/trends of the early '00s began to disappear which happened a few years ago.

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: SpyroKev on 12/23/15 at 10:32 am


Me, too. Especially the early 2000's. It's amazing how fun, light-hearted and colorful 2000-2003 was.

I always feel so nostalgic when looking back at the early 2000's. They kicked ass.


I was really just referring to 2000-2003. The liveliness was fading by the mid 2000s. I heard Jamie Foxx him self quote Y2K from a episode of his old TV series just today, which 2000 is when the final season aired. I had no idea until I Googled Y2K. It added sometime interesting to the 2000s. As if it was originally some type of 2000s prophecy haha

That just gave me an idea.

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 12/23/15 at 10:30 pm


I was really just referring to 2000-2003. The liveliness was fading by the mid 2000s. I heard Jamie Foxx him self quote Y2K from a episode of his old TV series just today, which 2000 is when the final season aired. I had no idea until I Googled Y2K. It added sometime interesting to the 2000s. As if it was originally some type of 2000s prophecy haha

That just gave me an idea.


I agree. By mid-2003/2004 the fun, extreme vibe of 2000-2002 (and so-so for 2003) was replaced with a darker and more serious tone. If I posted a bunch of pictures of Pop Punk bands from 2003/2004 onward, you'd notice that they're all wearing tight clothes and wearing makeup whereas the bands of 2000-2003 are all making goofy faces and wearing bright baggy clothes. There is no way the Dell Dude could of been a thing in 2004 onward because we were way past the dude-style by time the mid 2000's came around. 2000-2003 was a special time. The last breath of the 20th century, if you ask me.

Do you think you could send a link to the Jamie Foxx quote? I'd be interested in hearing/reading it.

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: SpyroKev on 12/24/15 at 9:38 am


I agree. By mid-2003/2004 the fun, extreme vibe of 2000-2002 (and so-so for 2003) was replaced with a darker and more serious tone. If I posted a bunch of pictures of Pop Punk bands from 2003/2004 onward, you'd notice that they're all wearing tight clothes and wearing makeup whereas the bands of 2000-2003 are all making goofy faces and wearing bright baggy clothes. There is no way the Dell Dude could of been a thing in 2004 onward because we were way past the dude-style by time the mid 2000's came around. 2000-2003 was a special time. The last breath of the 20th century, if you ask me.

Do you think you could send a link to the Jamie Foxx quote? I'd be interested in hearing/reading it.


I couldn't exactly find the quote but it states Y2K in the description of episode 67, Poker Face. I guess that's the episode I seen.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jamie_Foxx_Show

Scroll down to Season 4 (1999-2000)

If I ever find the actually quote, I'll send it to you.

Also wrong info. The series finished in 2001. By the series being so old school, It seem finishing in 2000 to me.

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: Toon on 12/25/15 at 1:13 pm

I was finally able to find this old soundtrack online (I had it years ago, but lost it sometime in 2010). It's just funny how much difference music sounds today than from 2002. I suppose it can seem a bit dated and "out of style" in 2015.
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Does anyone ever have those moments where all it takes is for you to listen to an old song and the next thing you know you're all of a sudden getting old flashbacks of the time period from which said song was released?

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 12/25/15 at 1:31 pm


I was finally able to find this old soundtrack online (I had it years ago, but lost it sometime in 2010). It's just funny how much difference music sounds today than from 2002. I suppose it can seem a bit dated and "out of style" in 2015.

Does anyone ever have those moments where all it takes is for you to listen to an old song and the next thing you know you're all of a sudden getting old flashbacks of the time period from which said song was released?


I think 2002 is the last year where the music and style feels really old. 2003/2004 onward feels outdated but it doesn't have that really old like 2002 and before. These dance hits sound ancient compared to something from even 2005!

I get those flashbacks all the time. I was watching VHS rips of music videos and it took me back to the summer mornings of the late 90's and early 2000's. Good times.

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: Toon on 12/25/15 at 1:58 pm


I think 2002 is the last year where the music and style feels really old. 2003/2004 onward feels outdated but it doesn't have that really old like 2002 and before. These dance hits sound ancient compared to something from even 2005!

I get those flashbacks all the time. I was watching VHS rips of music videos and it took me back to the summer mornings of the late 90's and early 2000's. Good times.


Yep! 2002's music style feels pretty different. And it's funny to think that by the mid 2000s the style of music from the early 2000s was already being seen as ancient. I kind of wish the style of music from the early 2000s would make a comeback. 2003/2004 do feel old/outdated, but aren't in the same boat as 2000-2002 (give it another few years I suppose). And it's great to see that I'm not the only one getting the flashbacks due to listening to songs. 

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 12/25/15 at 2:06 pm


Yep! 2002's music style feels pretty different. And it's funny to think that by the mid 2000s the style of music from the early 2000s was already being seen as ancient. I kind of wish the style of music from the early 2000s would make a comeback. 2003/2004 do feel old/outdated, but aren't in the same boat as 2000-2002 (give it another few years I suppose). And it's great to see that I'm not the only one getting the flashbacks due to listening to songs.


Yeah, it's funny to think that even in 2005 or 2006 music from 3/4 years ago was totally ancient and uncool! It's weird but when I listen to songs from 2000-2002 and compare them to something from 2004, it feels like it's from a totally different decade. Me too. I wish the Pop Punk style from 1998-2002 would comeback. These new bands just don't do it for me!

Subject: Re: When did the early 2000s start feeling "dated" or "old to you?

Written By: Howard on 12/25/15 at 5:53 pm


I was finally able to find this old soundtrack online (I had it years ago, but lost it sometime in 2010). It's just funny how much difference music sounds today than from 2002. I suppose it can seem a bit dated and "out of style" in 2015.
hSQcxVTCzUE

ay0BltiTKGg

Does anyone ever have those moments where all it takes is for you to listen to an old song and the next thing you know you're all of a sudden getting old flashbacks of the time period from which said song was released?


I definitely have that moment.

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