In 1992, the world was a different place.
There was no Google yet. Or Yahoo. Or Abovetopsecret, for that matter.
In 1992, the year of your birth, the top selling movie was Aladdin. People buying the popcorn in the cinema lobby had glazing eyes when looking at the
Remember, that was before there were DVDs. People were indeed watching movies in the cinema, and not downloading them online. Imagine the packed
seats, the laughter, the excitement, the novelty.
That was the world you were born into. Since then, you and others have changed it.
The Nobel prize for Literature that year went to Derek Walcott. The Nobel Peace prize went to Rigoberta Menchú Tum. The Nobel prize for physics went
to Georges Charpak from France for his invention and development of particle detectors, in particular the multiwire proportional chamber. The
sensation this created was big.
But it didn't stop the planets from spinning, on and on, year by year. Years in which you would grow bigger, older, smarter, and, if you were lucky,
sometimes wiser. Years in which you also lost some things. Possessions got misplaced. Memories faded. Friends parted ways.
The best friends, you tried to hold on. This is what counts in life, isn't it?
Dolly, a sheep, is cloned. The Global Positioning System GPS becomes fully operational. Genetically engineered crops are developed for commercial use.
Intel develops the Pentium processor. The Java programming language is created. Microsoft released Windows 95. In Los Angeles, riots occur after the
police brutality case involving Rodney King. Great Britain hands sovereignty of Hong Kong to China. East Timor breaks away from Indonesian control. US
president Bill Clinton was involved in the Lewinsky scandal. Dogme 95 becomes an important artistic movement in European film. Teen soap Beverly Hills
90210 has its long run. Baywatch becomes the most watched show in history. On MTV, reality television makes its beginning. Nelson Mandela is elected
president of South Africa. Germany was reunified. The prediction of computer bug Y2K spreads fear.
There's a kid outside, shouting, playing.
It doesn't care about time.
It doesn't know about time.
It shouts and it plays and thinks time is forever.
You were once that kid.
How eerie! Thanks for sharing this!
Amazing stuff learnt quite a few new things already today and its only 9.10am
edit on 26/9/2012 by Kluute because: (no reason given)