Well, 2009 is coming to a close, and the holiday season is well upon us. If you haven’t finished your holiday shopping or you’re scrambling about to get something for someone you just found out got you something, there’s always the Gears and Widgets 2009 Holiday Gift Guide and the 2009 Classy Geek Holiday Gift Guide from our sister site The Classy Geek!
2009 has been a really big year in the technology space, from the release of Windows 7 and Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard to netbooks landing in the mainstream, a lot of technology topics and trends made this year a huge one for technology fans. From being terrified of the Conflicker virus at the beginning of the year and everyone running about trying to get their hands on a Nintendo Wii to the end of the year presenting a rush of Android phones to market (when at the beginning of the year we were worried the platform was almost dead) and everyone talking about tablets like the Crunchpad (now the JooJoo) and the non-existant Apple tablet, 2009 has been pretty impressive for us geeks. Even networking technologies made a shift – wifi has taken a backseat to cellular wireless networks, and 802.11 “draft n’ because 802.11n.
But as we all look back over 2009, take a step back, reflect on the technology trends of the year, and remember that all of this technology is really designed to make our lives easier, help us get more things that we actually want to get done finished, and stay connected with the people we care about – people you should be spending this holiday season with.
From me to you, happy holidays!