Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Hello 2000teens!

As we leave the first decade of the 2000's and enter into the second, its important to look back at the significant events of the last 10 years (no particular order). Feel free to continue the list for any items I missed. Happy New Year (and decade)! - HB

1. Y2k bug and the end of the world didn't happen.
2. Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter changing the way we communicate
3. Amazon changing the way we shop
4. MP3's and Napster changing the way we listen and share music
5. Google and Wikipedia changing the way we find and share information (not to mention helping lead to the death of the encyclopedia and phone book)
6. Blogs, blogs, and more blogs
7. GPS devices becoming commonplace and replacing maps
8. Cell phones becoming the norm (and landlines becoming old-fashioned)
9. iPhones revolutionizing cell phones
10. iPods/iTunes revolutionizing the way we listen, store, and purchase music
11. Wii revolutionizing gaming
12. 9/11 attacks and fall of the World Trade Center Towers
13. Lots of new airline rules including everything liquid in the little baggie rule
14. Hurricane Katrina and the flooding of New Orleans
15. Pluto downgraded, no longer a planet
16. Invention of hybrid cars
17. Discovery of water on Mars
18. Global warming
19. Saddam Hussein captured and executed
20. Celebrity deaths: Paul Newman, Charlton Heston, Steve Irwin, Christopher Reeve, Brittany Murphy, Heath Ledger, Bill Mays, John Ritter, Anna Nicole Smith, Ronald Regan, Michael Jackson
21. Martha Stewart arrested, convicted, and sent to prison for insider trading
22. Election of first African American president, Barack Obama

1 comment:

  1. you left off :
    - the dot com and housing bubbles bursting
    - bail outs of AIG, all the major banks, Freddie, Fannie, Chrysler, and GM
    - Bernie Madoff and Standford scandals
    - and all of the inventions shown on the 4th video

    The first video clip is awesome and the second one is relly funny.