Apparently Gen-Z thinks that the coolest technology is as old as they are

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 10, 2023 by Chris Hayner

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It’s happening already with fashion with many important people telling me the 90’s look is back in. I can’t say I know for sure because I wasn’t part of the in-crowd when the 90’s were actually happening the first time either. But now they’re doing it again- but with cameras.

Laughing in the face of Apple and Samsung’s pocket phone megapixel mastery, according to TikTokkers, the hip new thing is to go out and “buy the cheapest digital camera you can find” so you can put “that over exposure look” on the gram. The youts seem to think “we’re becoming a bit too techy” and so are rolling into parties with old Canon PowerShots from (GASP) 2011.

This of course ignores the fact that the pictures accompanying the article are perfectly fine and most of the time massive amounts of megapixels on a consumer camera are useless aside from marketing a big number, and have been for at least 15 years. But I was digging in my physical archives (aka attic) and was actually able to find a working Mavica from the 90’s that has 1.2 megapixels and stores its images on a floppy disk.

So am I cool now too? Anyone? Anyone? Beuller? Sigh. FINE. I’ll just go find a wall to moodily lean on.