Archive for January 2010 - Page 1


    Look Back at 2000 - 2009: Welcoming in 2010

    Over the past 10 years quite a bit has happened. Anything from four attacks on 9/11/2001, to the US electing it's first Black President.

    We lost many celebrities and influential people over the past 10 years. Some of those celebrities include Chris Reeve, Pope John Paul II, Michael Jackson, Charles M. Schulz, Sir Alec Guinness, Jim Varney, Walter Matthau, Christopher Hewett, Dale Earnhardt, George Harrison, Jack Lemmon, Perry Como, Johnny Unitas, John Gotti, Milton Berle, Ted Williams, Barry White, Bob Hope, Charles Bronson, Gregory Peck, John Ritter, Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Nell Carter, Julia Child, Marlon Brando, Ray Charles, Rodney Dangerfield, Ronald Reagan, Yasser Arafat, Arthur Miller, Don Adams, Johnny Carson, Peter Jennings, Richard Pryor, John Spencer, Anna Nicole Smith, Aaron Spelling, Don Knotts, Jack Palance, James Brown, Kirby Puckett, Peter Boyle, Robert Altman, Saddam Hussein, Steve Irwin, Dan Fogelberg, Evil Knievel, Ike Turner, Kurt Vonnegut, Luciano Pavarotti, Merv Griffin, Robert Goulet, Arthur C. Clarke, Bernie Mac, Bo Diddley, Boyd Coddington, Brad Renfro, Charlton Heston, Eartha Kitt, Estelle Getty, George Carlin, Heath Ledger, Paul Newman, Sydney Pollack, Tim Russert, Billy Mays, Brittany Murphy, David Carradine, Dom Deluise, Dominick Dunne, Ed McMahon, Edward Kennedy, Farrah Fawcett, Frank McCourt, James Whitmore, John Hughes, John Updike, Les Paul, Patrick Swayze, Ron Silver, Roy Disney, Soupy Sales, Steve McNair, Ted Kennedy, Walter Cronkite, and William Rehnquist. These are no where near the extensiveness of the loss of those who we lost over the last decade.

    Some of the biggest stories over the last decade include, the collapse of the 'Dot Com' bubble, Y2k fizzle, The attacks on 9/11/01, Enron, The London Bombings on 7/7/05, The Afghanistan War, Hurricane Katrina, The Death of Pope John Paul II, The Florida election debacle of 2000, The War in Afghanistan, The fall of Saddam Hussein, The loss of the space shuttle Columbia, Enron, Nuclear Tests in North Korea, Virginia Tech Shootings, The I-35 Bridge Collapse, The collapse of the economy, China Hosting Summer Olympics, Gas Price Surges, NHL Season cancelled and who knows what else.

    Some of the biggest tech stories include Bill Gates Stepping down as CEO of Microsoft, the Rise of Google, the resurgence and later dominance of Apple, the iPhone, the iPhone, BlackBerry, 3G Wireless, Cloud Computing, Software Pirating, Bit-Torrent, Social Networks, online video streaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, E-readers, USB Flash Drives, physical media dying, Tivo, DVD, to Blu-Ray, the GHz Wars, YouTube, Skype, Microsoft being ordered to 'break up' and countless other phases. We have seen Moore's law continue without abatement.

    What will the '10s hold in store is anybody's guess. Increase in cloud-computing, alternative energy increases, Continued missions to the moon, Mars and beyond. Miniaturization will continue, along with reliance on the Internet for all communications. The increase in mobile computing will definitely rise.

    All of this would not be possible without the miniaturization of technology, the increase in speed, and the diligence of companies in trying to be the best and outsell, outsmart, and out maneuver the competition.

    What would I like to see for the next decade, that's a good question. I'd like to see major copyright reform, the work to begin on documenting all human knowledge, and increased progress. I would like to see World Peace, but I know it's unrealistic.

    What does everybody else want in the next 10 years. Leave a comment and let me know.