Thread: When is 2000 retro?

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    I'm sorry if this is a stupid question. But I was going through my attic today and found some things from the year 2000. If 2000 isn't retro yet, when will it be retro and why? Thanks.
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      You'd be amazed at how often this subject is brought up.
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        Some say never. Some say it is after this or that amount of time. I like to refer to the dictionary. After all, since we are talking about the meaning of a word and how it may be applied, look to an authority on words.

        http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/retro
        2. of or designating the style of an earlier time: retro clothes.
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          Hi guys. Thank you for telling me that the topic is brought up often and that there is a dictionary definition. But when is it okay to post 2000 articles on RetroJunk? Most people say it isn't retro yet.
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            It's allowed now.
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              There was once a gentlemen who hung out here who could tell you exactly, on his own authority, when the year 2000 would be considered "retro". Unfortunately, that individual was also a trollish madman. So we are left to determine such things amongst ourselves.
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                It's like almost 14 years, I think 2000 is nostalgic now. I can pretty
                much gush on how Cartoon Cartoon Fridays, Gel Pens, and World
                of Springfield Action Figures were so damn awesome.
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                  We need to find a different word to classify time periods in regards to nostalgia. Based on the definition, it's anything even ressembling the past. So by that logic, the TV show the Goldberg's is retro even though it's currently in production. Those funky throwback shirts at Target are retro too. But we shouldn't necessarily be representing that on the site.


                  I think.
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                    I said it before, and I'll say it again:

                    The 2000s are the #1 topic on Retrojunk.

                    Users just can't help but talk about 'em.
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                      I think something becomes retro when it's fashionably out of style or outdated. Even though the year 2000 is 14 yrs ago...doesn't really seem so though. But the only things I can think of being retro would be technology. Cellphones, flatscreen tvs and monitors, and culturally..post 9/11 "mode of the world". But besides that... what else? Clothes and hairstyles and music are basically the same. Yeah some of it has changed but if I were to see a shirt or hairdo from 2000 it probably wouldn't be like a drastic change as say being in 1999 and seeing the same from 1986. Try having a 2000 theme party and telling people to dress that way. Where's the retro in that?
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                        /\ I agree with Pinwheel a lot.

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                        Hi guys. Thank you for telling me that the topic is brought up often and that there is a dictionary definition.

                        Since you're so smart already, maybe you could use some powers of inference to figure things out. As I said there are differing opinions in different people. It also depends on what the things are and how their field, use, commonality et cetera have changed. As it is, you asked a vague question you get a vague answer, suck it up. If you just want a simple yes or no all you had to do was look at the front page

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                          Quote by Pinwheel
                          I think something becomes retro when it's fashionably out of style or outdated. Even though the year 2000 is 14 yrs ago...doesn't really seem so though. But the only things I can think of being retro would be technology. Cellphones, flatscreen tvs and monitors, and culturally..post 9/11 "mode of the world". But besides that... what else? Clothes and hairstyles and music are basically the same. Yeah some of it has changed but if I were to see a shirt or hairdo from 2000 it probably wouldn't be like a drastic change as say being in 1999 and seeing the same from 1986. Try having a 2000 theme party and telling people to dress that way. Where's the retro in that?


                          Fashion: There may not be much, but there must be some differences. According to Buzzfeed, some things have changed: http://www.buzzfeed.com/leonoraepstein/forgotten-early-2000s-trends .

                          Technology: As you can probably guess, this is huge. If you asked one of today's teenagers to use a Windows 2000 operating system, they'd probably laugh at you. The difference in technology today and in 2000 is mindblowing. Much of today's social media (Twitter, Facebook) didn't yet exist and wouldn't exist for some years. High definition television wasn't "normal" until about 2008.

                          Culturally: The 9/11 "mode of the world" is a significant one. Something else which may be significant is that as of 2000, there had only ever been white US presidents (and 2000 was Clinton's term). Musically, dubstep was very popular later in the 00s and into the 10s. In 2000, music was still enjoying the millenial boy/girl pop group era with artists such as Spice Girls and Westlife in popularity. Reality shows were around in 2000, but they were a novelty then - unlike today.

                          I think there has been significant changes, and not just in technology. In terms of a timeline, the difference between 2000 and 2014 is 14 years, easily over a decade.
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                            I definitely think the Armed Forces have gotten a lot more respect since 9/11. People seem much more supportive of the soldiers on a individual level. I see tons of charity opportunities for soldiers and who doesn't love to see a army veteran surprise his wife at the dentist?

                            When it comes to 2000 the only thing that seems capable of being retro is the technology and the way the internet looks.
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                              Quote by vkimo
                              I definitely think the Armed Forces have gotten a lot more respect since 9/11. People seem much more supportive of the soldiers on a individual level. I see tons of charity opportunities for soldiers and who doesn't love to see a army veteran surprise his wife at the dentist?

                              When it comes to 2000 the only thing that seems capable of being retro is the technology and the way the internet looks.


                              You wouldn't consider Westlife retro? They're not around anymore and their 2000 album was released in a time when the Spice Girls were still releasing new material.
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                                Another thing. What about people themselves? Everyone is now 14 years older than they were in 2000. In that time, buildings and stores in somebody's town would've come and gone. I'm thinking that maybe there's more to retro than just popular culture (although even then, I believe that today's music, video games and to a smaller extent fashion are quite different to 2000's).
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                                  Maybe society and our culture is starting to stabilize, making it hard to discern differences over time. Honestly and this may sound ridiculous but until we get back to where we can refer to decades as "ies" again (e.g TwentIES, EightIES) I think we're going to have identity issues.
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                                    Quote by vkimo
                                    Maybe society and our culture is starting to stabilize, making it hard to discern differences over time. Honestly and this may sound ridiculous but until we get back to where we can refer to decades as "ies" again (e.g TwentIES, EightIES) I think we're going to have identity issues.


                                    2000-2009: Noughties?

                                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noughties redirects to 2000s (decade).

                                    In fashion, I somewhat agree. Although the "bling bling" fashion trend of the noughties seems to have died down.

                                    In technology, there is no way that today compares to 2000, as others have said. A video game of 2000 is a long shot from a video game of 2013.

                                    Psychologically, the pre-9/11 "mode of the world" is something that this century hasn't been able to replicate and 2000 was pre-9/11.
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                                      To add to the fashion comment, Lorde even backlashed against the "gold teeth" culture in the Hot 100 number-one song Royals.
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                                        Quote by CareBearCheer

                                        According to Buzzfeed, some things have changed: http://www.buzzfeed.com/leonoraepstein/forgotten-early-2000s-trends .

                                        Half of that stuff I definitely remember being very popular in the 90s. Some of the other things, I still see now.

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                                        You wouldn't consider Westlife retro? They're not around anymore and their 2000 album was released in a time when the Spice Girls were still releasing new material.

                                        What in the world is Westlife?
                                        Anyway, they put out an album in 2010 so I'm not sure what Spice Girls has to do with them.

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                                        Another thing. What about people themselves? Everyone is now 14 years older than they were in 2000.

                                        I don't think you can call people retro. Just old.
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                                          Quote by CareBearCheer

                                          You wouldn't consider Westlife retro? They're not around anymore and their 2000 album was released in a time when the Spice Girls were still releasing new material.

                                          What in the world is Westlife?
                                          Anyway, they put out an album in 2010 so I'm not sure what Spice Girls has to do with them.

                                          Westlife is a band, as you must know if you know enough about them to know about their 2010 album. Spice Girls were popular circa Westlife's heyday in the year 2000 and Westlife won't be putting out an album in 2014 if they've disbanded.

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                                          Another thing. What about people themselves? Everyone is now 14 years older than they were in 2000.

                                          I don't think you can call people retro. Just old.

                                          That is true, but it is still a change between one year and another. A good example of this is Michael Jackson. One year he was black, and another year he was white. He was still a well known celebrity but he looked very different in 1982 vs 1996. Or to compare 2000 vs 2014, in one year he is alive and in the other he is dead. There would be companies that existed in 2000 that do not exist any longer in 2014 and some companies have changed their logos or their style of service etc since 2000, even if they still exist.
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