Now that the Christmas presents have all been unwrapped and people are looking forward to an new year lets look at some new/old trends which are starting or returning.
The Return of vinyl. I have never let go of my albums and now I am being proven right. Vinyl sounds better and I am beside myself with happiness that I can walk into london drugs and they have an album rack.
The Backlash to Made in China products. Bout time. People like myself who buy quality have known for some time that all products Made in China are crap. Hunting out old products and getting them refurbished is where it's at now. Ie; Toasters, old tube type amps, furniture and so forth.
The starting of the disconnection era. People are looking at their scales and going Holy crap. When did I become such a lard ass? (Myself included) Electronic devices are going to be used less and people will interact with others more. More stores have signs that ask to Shut off Your Cell Phone. Nobody wants to hear you yapping away.
The return of the hand written letter. Email? Really? Any monkey can fire off an Email but to show someone you care, a handwritten mailed letter is the way to go. Today's equal to the mixed tape.
Glass bottles. I see more and more soda products in glass bottles. The stuff just tastes better in glass. Plastic sucks and always has.
The end of the Blindly believing and following authority age. Thank God people are asking questions and starting to push back. I thought I was alone in my war but it turns out that I am speaking for a whole mess of people and they are now finding their voice.
The entering of the 20th century to BC's liquor laws. In Quebec you can buy beer anywhere at pretty much any time of day and they have less problems with drunken idiots than we do. I wonder why? If you tell people they cannot have it then they will guzzle when they have a chance (Hence idiots). However if you treat people like adults and give them the choice you will be surprised and how they react. Bottom line people hate to be told how to live.
The public's reaction to being charged for bridges and such. WE STOP USING THEM. Duhh. The brain trust at the Government level amazes me as they lack the two quality's that they need to be included in their own group. (Brains and Trust)
That's all I got for now. I don't get out much so feel free to add ones that I have missed. EMS