This sounds like Steampunk is on its last legs, when the NY Times features an article on it. Sort of like having your dad say “Don’t tase me bro!”
Steampunk Moves Between Two Worlds – New York Times
It is also the vision of steampunk, a subculture that is the aesthetic expression of a time-traveling fantasy world, one that embraces music, film, design and now fashion, all inspired by the extravagantly inventive age of dirigibles and steam locomotives, brass diving bells and jar-shaped protosubmarines. First appearing in the late 1980s and early â..90s, steampunk has picked up momentum in recent months, making a transition from what used to be mainly a literary taste to a Web-propagated way of life.
To some, â..steampunkâ. is a catchall term, a concept in search of a visual identity. â..To me, itâ..s essentially the intersection of technology and romance,â. said Jake von Slatt, a designer in Boston and the proprietor of the Steampunk Workshop (steampunkworkshop.com), where he exhibits such curiosities as a computer furnished with a brass-frame monitor and vintage typewriter keys.