From: Philip Goetz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Feb 16 2006 - 08:08:12 MST
On 2/15/06, Kevin Osborne <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Compare 1970 to 2006 - that's a 36-year timespan.
> > Then compare 1934 to 1970, or 1888 to 1934,
> > or 1852 to 1888, or 1816 to 1852, or 1780 to 1816,
> > or 1744 to 1780, or 1708 to 1744, or 1672 to 1708 -
> > I don't think that anyone with any knowledge of any
> > one of those time periods could say anything but
> > that the technological, epistemological, and cultural
> > change during them - in Western society - was
> > greater than during the period 1970-2006.
> Culture, 94-2005. I probably can't come even close to capturing this,
> but here goes. I'm a drum'n'bass nut. Do you guys have any idea of the
> number of techno genres? From garage to darkstep to happy hardcore to
> trance and dozens in between. Mashups. Raves. Ecstasy and marijuana
> use - the amount of young people off their face every weekend in
> western cities is truly staggering. Group teenage sex. Piercing,
> branding, implanting.
Wait a minute.
First, American music changed more between 1960 and 1964 than it has since.
In 1960, it was the Everly Brothers and Pat Boone.
In 1964, it was the Beatles, the Doors, the Who, the Rolling Stones,
and JImi Hendrix.
Second, the change in youth culture that you're referring to, ie
music, sex, drug use, tattoos, was VASTLY greater between 1960 and
1970, than between 1970 and today.
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