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Subject: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: The Burger King on 02/19/16 at 6:11 pm

Since there is already a thread about how old the 90's feel to people, I decided to make one for the 2000's. I can't believe that no one has done this yet.

My personal opinion:

2000-2001: Old
2002-2005: Outdated
2006-mid 2008: Not that outdated but getting there
Late 2008-2009: Feels almost like yesterday.

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: 2001 on 02/19/16 at 6:17 pm

I think no one's done one yet because it is still relatively recent ;D

2000-2001: Old
2002-2004: Outdated
2005-2006: Dated
2007-2009: Recent

1999/2000/2001 are tricky. It feels old in my head, but when I look at pictures from then, it doesn't look as outdated as you'd expect.

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: The Burger King on 02/19/16 at 6:19 pm


I think no one's done one yet because it is still relatively recent ;D

2000-2001: Old
2002-2004: Outdated
2005-2006: Dated
2007-2009: Recent

1999/2000/2001 are tricky. It feels old in my head, but when I look at pictures from then, it doesn't look as outdated as you'd expect.


I could get it if people do it for the early 2000's, but the late 2000's in my opinion (even as a guy born in 1999 who saw the late 00's in an 8-10 year old's point of view) feel so recent.

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: SpyroKev on 02/19/16 at 6:34 pm

2000-2003: Old
2004-2006: Very dated
2007-2009: Somewhat recent.

I wouldn't use outdated. It seem to reference Vintage old. Unless its the same as dated.

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: Zelek2 on 02/19/16 at 6:36 pm

I've said this before, but *something* happened in the mid 00s that i would consider the dividing line between "old" and "new".

Take this for example. If someone on an Internet forum said "Man, I remember playing Sonic Adventure 2 battle while watching Samurai jack and rocking out to Blink-182, good times, good times", hundreds of other people would probably join in with him.

But then, if that guy said "Man, I miss playing Super mario galaxy on my Wii while listening to Katy Perry, those were good times", the responses would've been "Go away, dumb little kid" - despite 2008 only being FIVE years away from 2003.

This strikes me as odd. How can 2003 be a nostalgic, distant memory, but 2008 be modern garbage? Only five years had passed between then. Some kind of paradigm shift happened between those years.

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: 2001 on 02/19/16 at 6:43 pm


2000-2003: Old
2004-2006: Very dated
2007-2009: Somewhat recent.

I wouldn't use outdated. It seem to reference Vintage old. Unless its the same as dated.


But "vintage" has a respectable vibe to it. Vinyl is vintage. The PS2 is not, it's just outdated.


I could get it if people do it for the early 2000's, but the late 2000's in my opinion (even as a guy born in 1999 who saw the late 00's in an 8-10 year old's point of view) feel so recent.


Probably because it is recent  ;D ;)


I've said this before, but *something* happened in the mid 00s that i would consider the dividing line between "old" and "new".

Take this for example. If someone on an Internet forum said "Man, I remember playing Sonic Adventure 2 battle while watching Samurai jack and rocking out to Blink-182, good times, good times", hundreds of other people would probably join in with him.

But then, if that guy said "Man, I miss playing Super mario galaxy on my Wii while listening to Katy Perry, those were good times", the responses would've been "Go away, dumb little kid" - despite 2008 only being FIVE years away from 2003.

This strikes me as odd. How can 2003 be a nostalgic, distant memory, but 2008 be modern garbage? Only five years had passed between then. Some kind of paradigm shift happened between those years.


I didn't like Samurai Jack, so I would probably slam the older kid  ;D I get along instantly with other Katy Perry fanboys/fangirls.  :D

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: mqg96 on 02/19/16 at 7:02 pm

"Feel to you?" is the most important part of this question. So I'll go based off my memories, personal life, and experiences.

2000-2001: feels like millions of years ago; ancient

2002-2004: feels like a long time ago; old

2005-2007: feels like a while ago; dated

2008-2009: feels like yesterday; recent

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 02/19/16 at 7:03 pm

I'd say

2000-2001 (and 90's and before): Retro

2002-2003: Mildly Retro

2004-2006: Dated

2007-2009: Mildly Dated (somewhat recent)

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: Toon on 02/19/16 at 7:13 pm

2000-2003 feels very old/retro to me (things like the Ps2 and Gamecube seem retro to me)
2004-2006 Not retro, but very dated (Web 2.0 era for example isn't retro, but it's very dated to what we have in Web 3.0)
2007-2009 Somewhat dated, but also somewhat recent (2007 seems dated, but 2008-2009 seem like a mix of dated and recent)

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 02/19/16 at 7:17 pm

2000-2001: Old as f*ck.

2002-2005: Very outdated.

2006-2008: Kinda outdated.

2009: Almost feels like yesterday, but it's still dated.

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: ArcticFox on 02/19/16 at 10:18 pm

The entire decade is dated to me. It's in that culturally irrelevant phase. The beginning part is not old enough to be retro.

2000 & 2001: Ridiculously dated; Almost old school.
2002-2006: Very Dated
2007 & 2008: Out of touch
2009: Dated, but still somewhat contemporary.

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 02/19/16 at 10:18 pm

2000-2002: ancient and extremely outdated in a 20th century sense
2003: inbetween
2004-2006: Outdated but not old old
2007-2009: out of style but still somewhat more modern

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: #Infinity on 02/20/16 at 3:09 am

2000-2002:  Mildly retro.  Video games with rounded 3D polygons, iTunes, and music that's either hyper-slick or indie (i.e., The Strokes) cause this period to not seem extremely far back, but it's also just old enough to feel classic.  This period seems artificially older to me, however, when I consider that it's chronologically closer to the 1980s than to present day.

2003-2006:  Solidly outdated.  This period still doesn't emanate classic vibes to me, not just because of chronological proximity, but also due to most popular culture declining in quality during this time, aside from 2004's excellent lineup of video games and movies.  Smosh posted a video in late 2014 that accurately satirizes how the mid-2000s have become outdated by today's standards, although I still don't look at 2004 and think it's a completely different universe from today, unlike 1985 versus 1975 or 1995 versus 1985.  The biggest distinguishers between this era and today are the lack of social media besides MySpace, flip-phones instead of touchscreen phones, the abundance of bushy-haired males (scene and emo were only sub-communities that few people were a part of from what I remember), and online video not being well-established yet.

2007-2008:  These years are moderately outdated, but nonetheless don't feel terribly disconnected from the present, despite being as close to today as the Y2K era.  The major factor that dates this period is that HD format was not yet standard, so a lot of videos, both on television as well as YouTube, retain the low-resolution fullscreen look of older generations.  Still, with Wikipedia being completely established, online web videos being plentiful and accessible, seventh-generation video game consoles as well as an over-saturation of mature, cutscene-heavy FPS's becoming standard, Facebook growing in popularity, and popular music just starting to move more in the direction of electronic dance and, aside from Timbaland, abandoning the shuffle-beat style that had dominated 1997-2006, these years are still pretty not too far from home.  I'm partly biased here because I started high school in 2007, but even the first half of the year still seems a lot more modern to me than the few years preceding it.

2009:  This year is on the cusp of being mildly outdated and moderately outdated.  This was the year that 2010s culture gradually overtook 2000s culture, but things like scene, post-grunge, pop punk, and Blackberry phones still hung around through to the end, despite the fact that things like Lady Gaga, the Great Recession, Obama, and social media were on everybody's minds by this time.  HD videos were now common, although some online shows, like AVGN, wouldn't make the switch from SD until up to two years later.  iPhones, while just starting to pick up in sales, were still not dominant yet.  Social attitudes were starting to pick up in progressivism around this time, but the social climate had not yet gotten as rancid as it was by spring 2013.

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: Catherine91UK on 02/20/16 at 9:37 am

I did make one of these threads last year! :P http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=51771.0

This is what I said:
2008-2009: slightly dated
2003-2007: dated but not exactly old
2000-2002: slightly old

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: SpyroKev on 02/20/16 at 9:44 am


I did make one of these threads last year! :P http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=51771.0


I figured that. I didn't remember the title though. Just now, I recalled it as "Are the Early 2000s dated?" something like that. I would say my post there is slightly more detailed.

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: The Burger King on 02/20/16 at 12:29 pm


I did make one of these threads last year! :P http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=51771.0

This is what I said:
2008-2009: slightly dated
2003-2007: dated but not exactly old
2000-2002: slightly old


Oh sorry about that. I joined this site six months after you made that thread.

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: af2010 on 02/21/16 at 7:35 am


The entire decade is dated to me. It's in that culturally irrelevant phase. The beginning part is not old enough to be retro.

2000 & 2001: Ridiculously dated; Almost old school.
2002-2006: Very Dated
2007 & 2008: Out of touch
2009: Dated, but still somewhat contemporary.


Agree. I've said before, I think it takes about 20 years for something to be truly retro.

2000-2001: Very dated, especially pre-9/11. Feels like a different era, culturally and technologically.
2002-2006: Dated, but still has some connection to the present; a transition to the current era.
2007-2009: Slightly dated. Same general era as today (although I think we're currently transitioning into a new one).

Overall, the 2000s is in that phase where it's too old to be 'current' but too new to be 'retro'. Like you said, culturally irrelevant (outside of this forum, obviously).

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: 2001 on 02/21/16 at 5:13 pm

Yeah, I don't feel like any of the 2000s are retro either, though there are some retro elements. In general, any year where having a Windows PC in your house is common doesn't feel retro to me just yet. Maybe it will in 5 years, who knows.

Mid-1996 and before: retro
Late 1996, 1997: borderline retro
1998-2001: old
2002-2004: outdated
2005-2006: dated
2007-early 2009: recent, but phasing out of relevance
late 2009-2012: current, fading away slowly
2013-2016: current era

is what I feel overall.

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: 2000s Nostalgiaist on 02/25/16 at 8:52 am


I've said this before, but *something* happened in the mid 00s that i would consider the dividing line between "old" and "new".

Take this for example. If someone on an Internet forum said "Man, I remember playing Sonic Adventure 2 battle while watching Samurai jack and rocking out to Blink-182, good times, good times", hundreds of other people would probably join in with him.

But then, if that guy said "Man, I miss playing Super mario galaxy on my Wii while listening to Katy Perry, those were good times", the responses would've been "Go away, dumb little kid" - despite 2008 only being FIVE years away from 2003.

This strikes me as odd. How can 2003 be a nostalgic, distant memory, but 2008 be modern garbage? Only five years had passed between then. Some kind of paradigm shift happened between those years.


The reason for that "defining event" so to speak is due to the culture having not changed that much between 2008 and now.

Everything is roughly similar despite being eight years down the line. I know what you mean, I find it an interesting phenomenon as well.

It's weird being my age as well because when Rihanna was 18 and new on the scene I was also 18. But I know some fit young thing in the future is going to be a lot younger than me but I will still be perving on them :D

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: Slim95 on 02/26/16 at 8:09 pm

All of the 2000s are old to me. The 90s are retro.

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 02/26/16 at 9:39 pm


All of the 2000s are old to me. The 90s are retro.


How old are the 2000s to you?

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: Slim95 on 02/26/16 at 9:40 pm


How old are the 2000s to you?

Very old

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 02/26/16 at 9:41 pm


Very old


Oh. Including the very late 2000s? Okay.

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: Toon on 02/26/16 at 10:03 pm


Oh. Including the very late 2000s? Okay.


Only late part of the late 2000s that doesn't feel old to me is some of 2008-2009. 2007-early 2008 seem pretty old to me now. I can't quite compare them to 2016 like I could with 2012 or 2013.

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 02/26/16 at 10:08 pm


Only late part of the late 2000s that doesn't feel old to me is some of 2008-2009. 2007-early 2008 seem pretty old to me now. I can't quite compare them to 2016 like I could with 2012 or 2013.


The 2000s weren't really that old in 2012-13. Hell, I wouldn't even think it was that old until 2014. Probably because the mid-late 2000s were more nostalgic to me, rather than the early 2000s.

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: Slim95 on 02/26/16 at 10:10 pm


Oh. Including the very late 2000s? Okay.

Yup, the late 2000's feel old to me.

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 02/26/16 at 10:14 pm


Yup, the late 2000's feel old to me.


Well, I find the late 2000s to be old too. Except for late 2009, which felt like yesterday to me.

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 02/26/16 at 11:56 pm


Very old

You're being ridiculous bro! ::)  The decade doesn't feel that old.  ;D  XD

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 02/26/16 at 11:57 pm

2000-2001: A long time ago(OLD)
2002-2004: Years ago
2005-2008:Been a while
2009: Recent

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: Slim95 on 02/27/16 at 12:24 am


You're being ridiculous bro! ::)  The decade doesn't feel that old.  ;D  XD

Yes it does. I was aged 5-14 in that decade. It felt like a lifetime ago...

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 02/27/16 at 12:37 am


Yes it does. I was aged 5-14 in that decade. It felt like a lifetime ago...

Well going from child to teen in the decade will be IMPACTFUL! ;D  I'm around the same age as you, but the decade still doesn't feel ancient to me! ;)

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: mqg96 on 02/27/16 at 7:21 am


Yes it does. I was aged 5-14 in that decade. It felt like a lifetime ago...


Naw, not that long, especially the late 2000's. I'm younger than you and even some years in that decade feel like yesterday to me. I can agree that the early 2000's or 1st half of the 2000's feel like a very long time ago now. However, 2005-2007 just feel like awhile ago, but not too long ago. 2008-present feels like yesterday. Any year in my life when my youngest sister was born (2008), I had gotten the Wii, or Barack Obama was gaining popularity before he got elected, all of that feels like yesterday to me. The technology from the late 2000's doesn't feel that distant from the present either.

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: Howard on 02/27/16 at 7:37 am


Very old


But it's been 15 years. ???

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: Slim95 on 02/27/16 at 11:16 am


Naw, not that long, especially the late 2000's. I'm younger than you and even some years in that decade feel like yesterday to me. I can agree that the early 2000's or 1st half of the 2000's feel like a very long time ago now. However, 2005-2007 just feel like awhile ago, but not too long ago. 2008-present feels like yesterday. Any year in my life when my youngest sister was born (2008), I had gotten the Wii, or Barack Obama was gaining popularity before he got elected, all of that feels like yesterday to me. The technology from the late 2000's doesn't feel that distant from the present either.

Not to me. It feels like a long time ago to me.

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: mqg96 on 02/27/16 at 1:20 pm


Not to me. It feels like a long time ago to me.


I think a lot of memories throughout your life have a lot to do with your family situations too, not just politics, the world, or the pop culture. If you were a type of person who moved to a lot of different houses or lived with many other people throughout your life, I could understand why previous years feel like a long time ago to you since A LOT has changed so much in a gradual period of time. A year either feels like yesterday to me or a long time ago to me depending on how well my memories are or how my life has changed. 2002-2004 feels like long time ago to me because while those memories are very clear with what happened in my life, some memories & details have slowly fainted as I've gotten older. I probably remembered being 7 years old a lot better in detail 10 years ago than I can now.

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 02/27/16 at 4:48 pm


Not to me. It feels like a long time ago to me.


So... what were you doing in the late 2000s?

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: 2001 on 02/27/16 at 5:07 pm


So... what were you doing in the late 2000s?


Setting Mr. Lonely as my ringtone and putting on my iPod sleep timer for 30 minutes to Sara Bareilles.

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: Slim95 on 02/27/16 at 5:24 pm


So... what were you doing in the late 2000s?

I was in Junior High school and a very different person. And like the poster above I also had an IPod Nano, which was very popular at that time. I played online games and browsed the web on my Desktop computer. I didn't have a cellphone or any other mobile device. I was 12-14 years old. I'm very nostalgic for that period.

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 02/27/16 at 5:36 pm


I was in Junior High school and a very different person. And like the poster above I also had an IPod Nano, which was very popular at that time. I played online games and browsed the web on my Desktop computer. I didn't have a cellphone or any other mobile device. I was 12-14 years old. I'm very nostalgic for that period.


So, you simply played online games as in Shockwave or Wildtanget or something?

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: Slim95 on 02/27/16 at 5:39 pm


So, you simply played online games as in Shockwave or Wildtanget or something?

Yeah pretty much.

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 02/27/16 at 5:40 pm


Yeah pretty much.


Oh, me too. I used to play them a lot back when I was a kid.

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: mqg96 on 02/27/16 at 5:54 pm

I played shockwave.com, planethotwheels.com, cartoonnetwork.com, nick.com, disney.com, games.yahoo.com, agame.com, funbrain.com, etc.

I remember games like Redline Rumble, Burnin' Rubber 1-4, Playing With Fire, Bomb It 1 & 2, Super Smash Flash, Formula Fuelers, Lava Land, etc.

Subject: Re: How old do the 2000's feel to you?

Written By: Howard on 02/27/16 at 6:03 pm


So... what were you doing in the late 2000s?


I started Pathmark.( know known as Stop N Shop)

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