Nostalgia, to me, is that warm fuzzy feeling
you get when you think about how things used
to be. For example, remember when CD-ROMs were really cool?
You really have to be a true geek
to get nostalgic about old computer
equipment. Whenever I hear the beep
of an Apple II, or something that sounds like it, it captures my attention immediately
One interesting idea
would be, at the next USENIX or other event where lots of geeks
hang out, to broadcast
an Apple II
beep over the intercom. I bet more people than not will turn their heads.
For me, nostalgia isn't about wanting to go back to simpler times; it's more about remembering our past. Where we've been, and conversely, where we're going.