Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Is Our Retro Obsession Ruining Everything?

In his seventh book 'Retromania,' British-born rock critic and music memorabilia collector Simon Reynolds asserts that there's never 'been a society so obsessed with the cultural artifacts of its own immediate past' as ours.

Of course, collectors have always been fascinated with antiques and objects from history. But now web archives like YouTube, Wikipedia, and Tumblr have made it possible for anyone to get lost reliving the pop culture landscape of their childhood.
Is our retro obsession ruining everything?

(thanks Lisa)