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Subject: July 2006- Atmosphere Part 2 (photo album)

Written By: John Titor on 01/21/19 at 4:53 pm

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Subject: Re: July 2006- Atmosphere Part 2 (photo album)

Written By: piecesof93 on 01/22/19 at 9:14 pm

Ok. I'm about to take a trip down memory lane because I'm in "throwback mode" right now. Bear with me.  ;D

I've been reminiscing about 2006 lately. I've been saying that 2007 was "dark and digital", but I've come to the realization that 2006 was the 2007s "bright and digital" counterpart. For some reason, this year feels a lot more digital than 2007. It's insane to me because although technology from 2006 is very dated, the atmosphere of the time still feels fresh, even to this day. Although we currently have much better technology, 2006 still has an aurora to it that feels futuristic IMO. I like it.

It could feel that way to me because, around this time it sort of felt like technology was advancing and I just remember that feeling. Like me going from a discman and a basic mp3 player

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to a brand-new mp3 player that could play videos, live radio/rhapsody channels, let you record yourself, etc

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Not only that, but this was around the time TIVO was becoming more popular I think. Being able to record shows on a DVR and no longer having to use tapes was phenomenal. And of course, the rise of MySpace (allowing us to more easily listen to obscure artists on the internet), digital downloads being the leading way to consume music, Limewire, sleeker looking televisions, entering the ringtone era, etc.

Although I had discovered it a year earlier, I also remember using Rhapsody alot in 2006. It was the first streaming service I had ever used, and I remember being blown away by the fact that I could listen to any song I wanted without having to download anything to my computer. A lot of pop music at the time sounded very futuristic too. I remember when "Sexyback" by JT first leaked on the internet. Upon hearing it the first time, I thought the sound was very weird and "different." It grew on me, especially as it started getting radio play but now I realize it only sounded "weird" because the sound was innovative. It was ahead of its time and soon other Timberland-produced tracks began to fill the charts with that futuristic and fresh sound.

Lastly, I also remember that 2006 was the last time I used a floppy disc before getting a flashdrive and never seeing a floppy disk again.

Subject: Re: July 2006- Atmosphere Part 2 (photo album)

Written By: John Titor on 01/22/19 at 9:54 pm


Ok. I'm about to take a trip down memory lane because I'm in "throwback mode" right now. Bear with me.  ;D

I've been reminiscing about 2006 lately. I've been saying that 2007 was "dark and digital", but I've come to the realization that 2006 was the 2007s "bright and digital" counterpart. For some reason, this year feels a lot more digital than 2007. It's insane to me because although technology from 2006 is very dated, the atmosphere of the time still feels fresh, even to this day. Although we currently have much better technology, 2006 still has an aurora to it that feels futuristic IMO. I like it.

It could feel that way to me because, around this time it sort of felt like technology was advancing and I just remember that feeling. Like me going from a discman and a basic mp3 player

http://img0108.psstatic.com/155014032_jwin-cd-cdr-portable-player-headphones-silver-black-.jpg

https://i.redd.it/jx0yjk31qaz01.jpg

to a brand-new mp3 player that could play videos, live radio/rhapsody channels, let you record yourself, etc

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41ERKGSYDWL.jpg

Not only that, but this was around the time TIVO was becoming more popular I think. Being able to record shows on a DVR and no longer having to use tapes was phenomenal. And of course, the rise of MySpace (allowing us to more easily listen to obscure artists on the internet), digital downloads being the leading way to consume music, Limewire, sleeker looking televisions, entering the ringtone era, etc.

Although I had discovered it a year earlier, I also remember using Rhapsody alot in 2006. It was the first streaming service I had ever used, and I remember being blown away by the fact that I could listen to any song I wanted without having to download anything to my computer. A lot of pop music at the time sounded very futuristic too. I remember when "Sexyback" by JT first leaked on the internet. Upon hearing it the first time, I thought the sound was very weird and "different." It grew on me, especially as it started getting radio play but now I realize it only sounded "weird" because the sound was innovative. It was ahead of its time and soon other Timberland-produced tracks began to fill the charts with that futuristic and fresh sound.

Lastly, I also remember that 2006 was the last time I used a floppy disc before getting a flashdrive and never seeing a floppy disk again.


2006 and 2007 are yin and yang years, 2006's tech had a bright optimism about it, like you didn't have to worry about it.  Summer 2006 was the summer of timbaland.
Timbaland ruled that summer. Sexy Back, Promiscuous Girl was the bridge that would lead us to electropop, infact Gagas producer said The Fame was made while being
influenced by Nelly's Loose.

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