Doomsayers and the easily fooled are focused on 2012 right now (so much so that poor NASA had to issue statements debunking the movie myths). But we've got a different date in mind: 2010. The New Year begins the end of an era. Well, a decade actually.
Technology has certainly advanced in the past ten years. Flat screen TVs, GPS navigation and iPods are commonplace. E-books and mini-laptops are making it possible to do anything on the go.
But what of the other geek-friendly creations of the new millennium -- not just for the techie geek, but for fantasy geeks, sci-fi geeks, literary geeks and our other nerdy brethren? Here are just a few of the major obsessions that have made an impact on geekdom in the past decade. Feel free to add your favorites.
Yes, everyone -- even our non tech savvy in-laws and grandparents -- watches videos on YouTube. But where else can you see "Death Star" black holes, original Star Trek bloopers and liquid nitrogen explosions all in one spot? This website is a universal geek pleaser. It even contains videos by geeks, for geeks, that subtly criticize other types of geeks. Sigh.