Was 2009 the Year of Technology Change?

From CNN:

Engineers didn’t make huge improvements to technology in 2009. The year’s big tech names — Twitter, Facebook, Google, Apple, Amazon — all existed before January.

Instead, this is the year technology changed us.

At year’s end, we’re connected to each other and to the Internet like never before. In 2009, we carried tiny computers in our pockets, through which we fed the Internet constant real-time info about where we were and what we were doing.

Our app-laden phones helped us manage our on-the-go lifestyles; our books fell off the shelves and into e-readers; our televisions and video games unchained themselves from home entertainment centers; and our mobile updates helped organize protests and even threaten governments.

We could have done any of these things in 2008. But we embraced in unprecedented numbers a digital-centered life in 2009.

Here’s a look back at how it happened. It’s CNN.com’s 10 biggest tech trends of the year, listed in no particular order. Think we missed something? Please let us know in the comments below.

About Scot McKnight

Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. McKnight, author of more than fifty books, is the Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL.

  • http://www.twitter.com/dmalwitz Dave

    Scot, was just reading your Blue Parakeet book ch3 on inkblots and puzzles, (very good chapter and overall helping me to better understand how to read and experience the Bible’s story). Anyway after reading it I noticed at the back of the book Zondervan advertises daily bible verses that they promise will “enrich your life and help you start every morning focused on God”. Anyway, I just thought it was funny after reading your explanation of shortcut #2.

  • Scot McKnight

    No way. Where is that?

  • http://www.twitter.com/dmalwitz Dave

    Scot, sorry I just checked back here today to see if you saw my comment. Its the very last page of Blue Parakeet. They advertize Free Online Resources at http://www.zondervan.com/hello. Including descriptions for Zondervan AuthorTracker, Daily Bible Verses and Devotions, Free email publications, zondervan Bible Search, and Other Benefits. Did you find it?? Kind of ironic right?


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