I kinda feel like the internet is death of culture itself. Meaning gets pushed behind increasing layers of abstraction until the meaning IS abstraction itself, leaving people feeling completely ungrounded in the world they live. It's kinda ****ty imo.
I've been inspired, but to do what, I am not sure. Take things less seriously and laugh more I guess. I wasn't around back in the days you talk about, but the nostalgia emanating from the older members is palpable.