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Old 12-09-2009, 11:34 PM   #1
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15 Gadgets That Changed Everything This Decade

Amazon Kindle made the list.
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-d...w-dont-miss-16

(I own/owned 11 of the 15 listed..wtf )
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Old 12-10-2009, 04:54 AM   #2
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How can anyone know what gadgets will change "this decade" when it still has another year to go?
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Old 12-10-2009, 05:40 AM   #3
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How can anyone know what gadgets will change "this decade" when it still has another year to go?
Not that old chestnut again! I know that you are absolutely correct, but in reality, virtually everybody celebrates these things when the year rolls over from '9 to '0, not from '0 to '1.

Personally, I blame Prince. He originally wrote the line 'Party like it's 2000', but then realised way more things rhymed with 'nine' so changed it
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How can anyone know what gadgets will change "this decade" when it still has another year to go?
While it's probably due to them ignoring the 9/0 thing, it might be that something would take longer than a year to make it onto that list.
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How can anyone know what gadgets will change "this decade" when it still has another year to go?
Well if you think about it this way 1990 wasn't part of the eighties. So in effect 2010 won't be part of what people refer to as the 'noughties'.
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:13 AM   #6
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True - it does depend what decade you're talking about; the "naugties" or "the 1st decade of the 21st century" .

FWIW, I'm obviously seriously "uncool", only having owned 4 of the gadgets (iPod, Garmin GPS, USB stick, and Kindle).

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Old 12-10-2009, 10:25 AM   #7
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Amazon Kindle made the list.
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-d...w-dont-miss-16

(I own/owned 11 of the 15 listed..wtf )
I owned or have owned 8 of the 15. And if the iPod Touch sort of counts toward the iPhone, I'm at 9 (maybe 8 1/2). I'm so hot on your trail.

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Razr (just sold on eBay)
Flip Camera (won in a raffle)
Wii
Kindle 1 and 2
USB Thumb drives (a bajillion of them)
TiVo (2 actual TiVos)
Samsung Flat Screen (recently purchased)
Video iPod
iPod Touch

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9/15 for me if I 'de-Americanise' the list (i.e. there was no point me buying a Kindle in the UK, so I've counted my Sony Reader; TIVO doesn't exist in the UK, but Sky Plus or Sky HD do the same thing so I've counted that).
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9/15 for me if I 'de-Americanise' the list (i.e. there was no point me buying a Kindle in the UK, so I've counted my Sony Reader; TIVO doesn't exist in the UK, but Sky Plus or Sky HD do the same thing so I've counted that).
That's cheating. My count would be doubled if I'd not only counted the specific models listed . Eg, I have a digital SLR, but I didn't buy a Nikon D1. I have a flatscreen TV, but not a Samsung one.
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That's cheating. My count would be doubled if I'd not only counted the specific models listed . Eg, I have a digital SLR, but I didn't buy a Nikon D1. I have a flatscreen TV, but not a Samsung one.
OK - 7 then (although I too own a digital SLR but not the Nikon D1 and I didn't count that).

Still 3 more than you
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Still 3 more than you
You're obviously way cooler than me .
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You're obviously way cooler than me .
Well, according to my kids, I am "the uncoolest man in the world", so I guess gadget ownership isn't the only criterion available.

Also, it is possible (just possible) that owning gadgets isn't cool at all! Which would make you the coolest person to respond to this thread so far
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