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Guess what: it's 2007.

2004, 2005, 2006, 2007... And it becomes clearer and clearer to me that the 1990s are over. They belong to the past for good. "Of course they're over, you moron", the reader may be thinking now. Granted, they were already over on January 1st 2000, which is more than seven years ago now.

Still, over the first few years of the current decade, the 1990s lingered (at least with me). Only now, a change is happening: A few years ago, I could still relate to the past decade, it was still present to me. Now, when I watch a film from the 1990s, it keeps occurring to me how very much things have changed since then and how we live in an entirely different world today. However vivid and fresh the memories of when I first saw a particular movie may be, the thing itself looks dated when I watch it now.
Up till recently, I thought that the past belonged to other people. Now I have to face the fact that the 1990s are the first decade of it that also belongs to me. Now and then, for some reason I wonder if I even really lived in those years. I tell myself that this is my mind trying to deal with the new perspective. People my age might understand what I mean.

There's one other thing: I once read that in past centuries, ten years didn't matter as much because the world changed more slowly. Now ain't that true. We do live in a world that changes as rapidly as never before, and I'm convinced that this significantly contributes to my generation getting hit by the passage of time so hard. In other words, we feel old prematurely.

NOW PLAYING: Prince Ital Joe feat. Marky Mark - In the 90s

25.3.07 18:35


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The end of the information age?

Is our brave new information society crumbling right before our very eyes?
I'm only speaking from personal experience, but given the daily availability of a growing number of cell phone owners, it certainly looks that way.

Allow me to elaborate: my assumption is that after the first ten or so years of euphoria about mobile telecommunication, a kind of disenchantment is setting in as people start to realize that cell phones don't bring success, excitement, love and happiness after all. Either that, or they're pissed about people contacting them every five minutes to bitch about some irrelevant BS. In both cases, people have probably become frustrated and decided to turn their darn cells off for good. Which, for me, begs the question: why the hell do they own them in the first place?!

Gotta go.... trying to reach a cell phone owner

NOW PLAYING: Blondie - Call me

25.3.07 19:07


Meine Empfehlung:

Immanuel Kant - Beantwortung der Frage: Was ist Aufklärung? Muss doch den alten Kant mal wieder ausgraben. Kürzlich mit einigen gesetzten Herrschaften auf einem Diskussionsabend über Aufklärung zerlegt. Großartig.

NOW PLAYING: Westernhagen - Steh' auf

30.3.07 10:48





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