I love lists and PC World keeps bringing them. The latest is their list of the 100 Best Products of the Year.
Here are some notes for each grouping of 10.
Lots of dual core chips, which I haven’t used. Craigslist, the newspaper killer, is a well deserved number 3. Google Earth seems a little high at 6. Mine and Doc‘s new camera comes in at number 8. YouTube is 9, which sounds about right.
Photoshop CS2 is number 22, proving that somebody at PC World has the Adobe love and a fat wallet. The new Yahoo mail (still in beta) is about right at 30.
TIVO, my dying on the vine favorite, is 31, which would have been too low two years ago and is too high today. Blogger gets some AOL-like bring the masses to the party love at 33. The Thinkpad X60 (I like the tablet model) is also about right at 37.
Scads of devoted fans will rejoice at seeing StumbleUpon at 51.
Rhapsody, which would be fine if not owned by Real Networks comes in at a DRM infested, must telephone to cancel, never again for me number 69. I know zip about any of the others in this group.
Other than the Xbox, which I’ve never used, and EvDO, which I use all the time, I haven’t heard of anything in this group.
Del.icio.us squeaks in at 93. Because most people have never heard of it, that’s probably about right. If the list was blogosphere-oriented, it would be in the top 10 for sure. WordPress (95), Greasemonkey (98) and FeedDemon (99) demonstrate a desire to appease the tech savvy with some toss-ins at the end.
Outside Looking In
No Treos, no blackberry devices?