with trends it’s always the same thing: at first there are the pioneer days, when there is a movement, the specific trend gains shape and form and transmits its attraction to the chosen few. after that, in case it shows potential, it gets sucked in, crushed, digested and shit out by the so called mainstream. when it reaches the climax of popularity, the pioneers already moved on, setting foot on new terrain somewhere else. every now and then, one such pioneer turns around again, maybe for nostalgic reasons, to have a look at this remainders of one of these turds.
in my case, there is plenty of turds, plenty of phenomena that are left by the pioneers as well as the mainstream, lay abandoned but still are breathing. forgotten by most but (therefore) regained their attraction. some examples are vaporwave, second life, bookcrossing, rfactor mods… and geocaching.
following my still persisting nostalgic mood i installed the geocaching app this morning, scanned my surroundings, took my youngest and went for treasure hunting. those who both missed the pioneer days and the pop period don’t know the turdness of the trend. and they enjoy it in a pure, honest and addicting way. there’s much to show our kids… with all the other things mentioned above, i’ll wait though.