I received my supplies from QKD and the rubber stamps are SO...steme PUNK! In the past I have mingled with "The Genre" of STEMEPUNK so I hva knowledge and went through my stash. I found this description in an old e-mail and don't know the author. I don't take credit for the article/description. Below I have posted it.
No copyright infringements intended. If you know of the person who wrote this please contact me and I will remove this. For now this is just an unknown reference and I feel it explains the history in an adequate way. It reminds me of a dictionary type example:
“Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction and speculative fiction, frequently
featuring elements of fantasy, that came into prominence in the 1980s and
early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam
power is still widely used — usually the 19th century, and often Victorian era
England — but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy,
such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G.
Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer
occurring at an earlier date. Other examples of steampunk contain alternate
history-style presentations of “the path not taken” of such technology as
dirigibles, analog computers, or digital mechanical computers (such as Charles
Babbage‘s Analytical engine); these frequently are presented in an idealized
light, or with a presumption of functionality.
Steampunk is often associated with cyberpunk and shares a similar fanbase
and theme of rebellion, but developed as a separate movement (though both
have considerable influence on each other). Apart from time period and level
of technological development, the main difference between cyberpunk and
steampunk is that steampunk settings usually tend to be less obviously
dystopian than cyberpunk, or lack dystopian elements entirely.
Origin: From an old e-mail. ? Author.