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Favorite Technology of the Noughties (2000-2009)

December 22, 2009

With the noughties (2000-2009) rapidly coming to an end, I looked back at my favorite software and hardware for each year of the noughties.  Each of the technologies listed below I used and could positively reflect on the experience, whether for work or for entertainment.

2000

Software, Bioware Baldur’s Gate 2, fantasy-based single-player role-playing game.

Hardware, Trek Technology ThumbDrive, portable USB flash drive.

2001

Software, Microsoft Windows XP Professional, operating system with an improved user interface.

Hardware, Apple iPod, portable media player for music collections.

2002

Software, Microsoft .Net Framework, software framework for developing applications on Windows.

Hardware, Microsoft Xbox, gaming console.

2003

Software, Skype, free voice calls over the Internet.

Hardware, Dell Axim, Windows Mobile personal digital assistant.

2004

Software, SOE Everquest 2, fantasy-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game.

Hardware, Nintendo DS, handheld game console with a touch screen.

2005

Software, Microsoft SQL Server 2005, relational database server.

Hardware, i-mate JASJAR, Windows Mobile phone.

2006

Software, QSR International NVivo 7, qualitative data analysis application.

Hardware, Nintendo Wii, gaming console with wireless controller.

2007

Software, Microsoft Office 2007 Professional, productivity suite with improved user interface.

Hardware, Apple iPhone, multi-touch phone which syncs with iTunes.

2008

Software, Microsoft SQL Server 2008, relational database server.

Hardware, HP Touchsmart 2, multi-touch integrated desktop.

2009

Software, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, operating system with an improved user experience and performance.

Hardware, Dell Adamo, slim ultraportable laptop with solid-state hard disk.

On this topic, I recommend viewing these 2 episodes of Byteside – Byteside Tech #6 and Byteside Games #6 for an Australian flavored discussion of technology in the noughties.

The noughties saw many great technologies and we can expect further advances in the next decade, most of which we cannot anticipate today.

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