It was an era of translucent technology, from telephones to game controllers – but why?
Cheddar video producer Laura Chiarella is here to provide us with a closer look at one of the trends that became a huge deal in the 1990s.
If you were a child of that decade, you are going to be laughing your head off at this one. The translucent technology trend of the 90s was something else, wasn’t it? That’s why Laura is here to provide a deeper examination.
She is going to explain how the trend arrived, how it was able to take hold, and why it had such a lasting effect on the American consciousness.
It’s the sort of trend that you see and it immediately transports you back to the good old days. We just wish that there had been a way of knowing that we were in the good old days while we were still living in them.
Now, all we have left is our own nostalgia but this happens to be a pretty powerful drug. All it takes is one glance and we are right back in our old classrooms again.
“We were on the cusp of the new millennium and you think of Y2K. …And it wasn’t just a singular thing it seems like it all happened at once. There were clear phones and clear answering machines clear video game consoles,” Laura begins.
Of course, as we all know, trends tend to be cyclical. If you have not noticed, there are a lot of ’90s-era trends that seem to be making their way back. As you might have expected, it will not be long before this one starts to make its way back as well. Laura even agrees with the assessment and why wouldn’t she? It is beyond obvious.
“The trend cycle is coming back around 90s nostalgia is sort of kicking in and if you kind of look at history over the past hundred years, look through the decades, there tends to be this 30-year sliding scale when it comes to people being nostalgic about things,” she says.
What do you think of this trend? Should it have stayed in the past or are you happy to see it making a major comeback? It’s the sort of thing that will have you wondering if you should be passing it down to your kids.