Gadgets of 2005, small improvements rules
The NYT has an interesting list of what they think are 2005 gadgets:
THE FOLDING MEMORY CARD / THE VOICE MAIL VCR / THE FRONT-SIDE TV CONNECTOR / THE BIGGER-THAN-TV MOVIE / TV A LA CARTE / THE OUTER-BUTTON FLIP PHONE / THE FREE DOMAIN NAME / THE MODULAR DVD SCREEN / THE FAMILY-PORTRAIT BURST MODE / THE HYBRID HIGH-DEFINITION TAPE
The list is very intruiging with some nice examples, the most interesting comment was certainly this:
And there you have it: some of the year's best small, sweet improvements in our electronic lives
That's it, we're in a process of small improvements lately. Big things (mass usage of the Internet, web explosion, wireless communication...) happened few years back and now things are improving (web to web2.0...), user-centered applications are developed, etc.