I seem to have missed out on the evolution/revolution of the Steampunk genre. Steampunk was coined as genre in the late 1980s blending a vision of the future and a revitalisation of Victoriana. What has blossomed from this is some gorgeous artistic expressions including jewellery that uses materials like Swiss watch parts, 1800s buttons and aviator wings. My favourite is the ultimate in a laptop cover: a fully adorned, hand-crafted wooden case with claw feet, encasing a HP laptop.   http://www.datamancer.net/steampunklaptop/steampunklaptop.htm