the decade in review . . .

OK, I admit that this is really not a design post, but I am interested in your comments as to what the biggest tech, social and overall story was for the past decade. Let me take you back a while and help jog your mind.

In somewhat chronological order here are some bullet points on what went on in the past decade. Sorry if these are more U.S. Centric, but you get what you pay for. In the end, post comments as to what you think were the top stories of this decade. I am interested in your thoughts, not just politically, but also tech-wise.

  1. Y2K or Bust
  2. Tech stock bubble bursts
  3. USS Cole is attacked
  4. Human genome deciphered
  5. Mad Cow Disease
  6. NEAR spacecraft becomes first to orbit an asteroid
  7. “I Love You” computer virus
  8. 2000 Election (the year of the hanging chad)
  9. 9/11
  10. iPod debuts
  11. 3 megapixel cameras
  12. I.R.A. Disarms
  13. U.S. attacks Afghanistan
  14. Anthrax
  15. Enron
  16. Shoe bomber
  17. U.S. attack Iraq
  18. D.C. Sniper
  19. Saddam Hussein Captured
  20. Space Shuttle Columbia explodes on re-entry
  21. Spain terrorist attack
  22. Google goes public
  23. WiFi
  24. Olympics return to Greece
  25. Water on Mars
  26. SpaceShipOne
  27. Pope John Paul II Dies
  28. Web 2.0
  29. iPhone
  30. Hurricane Katrina
  31. HDTV conversion
  32. Mars rovers land on Mars
  33. Saddam Hussein convicted and hung
  34. Green Movement
  35. Hybrid vehicles
  36. Facebook and Myspace
  37. Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft as CEO
  38. Pluto loses its status as a planet
  39. Cloud computing
  40. HD-DVD vs Blu-ray
  41. Bejing Olympics
  42. Twitter
  43. HDTV conversion 2
  44. Housing bubble-Credit crunch
  45. Barack Obama elected president
  46. Stock market crash, DOW to 6,547
  47. HDTV conversion 3- . . .
  48. M.J. no more
  49. H1N1
  50. Hubble repaired for last time
  51. Water on the moon

Remember to post a comment of your thoughts.

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