Hipster (hip-ster) n. 1 – an insufferably pretentious 20-30-something who will do anything to get your attention, and then shame you once he/she gets it.
From Mark Greif of NY Mag:
If I speak of the degeneration of our most visible recent subculture, the hipster, it’s an awkward occasion. Someone will point out that hipsters are not dead, they still breathe, they live on my block. Yet it is evident that we have reached the end of an epoch in the life of the type. Its evolution lasted from 1999 to 2009, though it has shifted appearance dramatically over the decade. It survived this year; it may persist. Indications are everywhere, however, that we have come to a moment of stocktaking.
On a side note, sales of vintage typewriters are going up, which means that it’s now officially not cool to be seen in a coffee house with an actual computer.
I had thought that taking a typewriter to Starbucks was the maximum hipster thing to do, then I saw this. pic.twitter.com/XZLl3mji7Y
— Mark (@brickonator) April 15, 2013
[Featured image: The Telegraph]