You Like Lists, Do You? Here Are Fifty of ’em

By  |  Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 11:22 am

We technology journalists are an obsessive-compulsive bunch. We like compiling lists–for the simple reason that people like reading lists. It only gets worse at the end of the year. And this being the end of the decade*, there are enough tech lists being published out there to wallpaper Bill Gates’ house.

We published one decade-related list ourselves (This Dumb Decade: The 87 Lamest Moments in Tech, 2000-2009), and one 2009-oriented one (Technologizer’s Second Annual Game Awards). But if that’s not enough to sate you, graze on these fifty additional lists about the decade, 2009, and 2010. Don’t read them all, though–your head might explode.

*Sorry, “the decade doesn’t begin until 2011” theorists: The dictionary says that a decade is any ten-year period. Go ahead and commemorate 2001-2010 if you want, but you’re way, way outnumbered by the 2000-2009 crowd.

1. 10 Gadgets That Defined the Decade (Engadget)

2. 50 Shots That Wowed Us in 2009 (Gizmodo)

3. The 50 Worst Gadgets of the Decade (Gizmodo)

4. The 20 Most Notable Tech Products of 2009 (Cnet)

5. The Decade’s 30 Biggest Tech Flop (Cnet)

6. The 20 Most Innovative Consumer Electronics Products of the Decade (Cnet)

7. The 10 Biggest Tech Failures of the Last Decade (Cnet)

8. The Best Green Products of 2009 (

9. The Best Tech Products of 2009 (

10. Top 10 Security Nightmares of the Decade (PC World)

11. The Most Hated PC World Articles of 2009 (PC World)

12. Top 15 Tech Events of the Decade (PC World)

13. Top 10 Tech Stories of the Decade

14. PC Games of the Decade (CrunchGear)

15. The Best Console Games of the Decade (CrunchGear)

16. The Single Most Innovative Product of the Decade (CrunchGear)

17. The 15 Blown Tech Deals of the Decade (The Business Insider)

18. The Best and the Worst Tech of the Decade (O’Reilly Radar)

19. Top Tech of 2009 (the Independent)

20. Best PC Games of the Decade (The Big Download)

21. Most Popular Photography Hacks of 2009 (Lifehacker)

22. 11 Daring Predictions for 2o10 (Computerworld)

23. 10 Emerging Technologies 2009 (Technology Review)

24. Top Tech Acquisitions of 2009 (TechCrunch)

25. Biggest Tech Stories of 2009 (Cnet Reporters’ Roundtable)

26. Twitter’s Top 10 Tech Trends of 2009 (ReadWriteWeb)

27. Top 10 Failures of 2009 (ReadWriteWeb)

28. Best and Worst Tech Gadgets of 2009 (BusinessWeek)

29. The Online Tech That Made 2009 (Next Generation Online)

30. Best Green Tech Concept Gadgets of 2009 (Treehugger)

31. The Best Gadgets of 2009 (Digital Trends)

32. The Top Tech Gear of 2009 (InformationWeek)

33. 5 Top Tech Stocks of 2009 (

34. The Top Six Tech Stocks of 2010 (

35. 10 Favorite Gadgets of 2009 (Los Angeles Times)

36. Hottest Tech M&A Deals of 2009 (Networld World)

37. Top 10 Tech Cars of 2009 (IEEE Spectrum)

38. The Top 10 Underreported Tech Stories of 2009 (InfoWorld, via Networld World)

39. Top 7 Tech Disruptions of the Year (Wired)

40. Vaporware 2009: Inhale the Fail (Wired)

41. The 100 Essential Websites (The Guardian)

42. Top 50 Games of the Noughties (The Guardian)

43. The 50 Most Intriguing Games of 2o10 (The Guardian)

44. 50 Technologies That Rocked the Decade (Mac|Life)

45. Top 10 Communications Innovations of the Last Decade (Ketchum Perspectives)

46. Top 10 Automotive Tecnologies of the Decade (Technobahn)

47. Top Ten FVX Scenes of 2009 (Popular Mechanics)

48. 7 Top Technology Trends That Ruled 2009 (Popular Mechanics)

49. Technology Predictions for 2o10 (the Telegraph)

50. 10 Web Trends to Watch in 2010 (CNN)


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1 Comments For This Post

  1. Zinfina Says:

    Thank you for the lists, I actually was searching for new tech stuff.
    Just read one Tech Predictions 2010 by MWD.
    If you have time make it 51.

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