I am middle aged. I have noticed that “minimalist” packing seems to be different for younger people than me. I am used to packing with zero electronics, no cell phone, etc.. In recent years, I started using an iPad and WiFi. Old style suitcases and backpacks (which I still use) don’t have dedicated space for computers and charging cords, etc.. I must admit that many years ago I did travel domestically with a hand-held hairdryer.
Now when I see online packing videos - it’s all about the electronics and bags designed for them.
I am not implying that one version of packing is better. Rather, just that travel has changed significantly in so many ways. Different World - Different Experiences.