After two weeks away from the blog, and mostly the computer in general – I am back to putting my digital thoughts to digital paper. Going off the grid is refreshing to a certain extent, although I feel like I’ve missed out on a lot of the year end summaries that are floating around out there. As such, I’ve done some digging and located a few that I think are important from trusted industry luminaries. John Battelle always ends the year looking back at his predictions from the beginning of the year. He’s been a consistent voice since 2004 and does not disappoint with his reflection on ‘How Did I Do – 2009‘. Here is his outlook for 2010.
David Pogue of the New York Times also does a good job each year of taking a look over the shoulder and providing a succinct recap of what he felt were the highlights from the previous year. This year, he entitled his post ‘The Pogie Awards‘ for 2009′s best tech ideas.
LifeHacker is a personal favorite of mine and each year I can count on them to do a very robust and extensive review of the content previously released on their site over the last year. 2009′s post does not disappoint.
Finally, straying a bit from the tech theme but a ‘must include’ in this list – Boston.com – the digital home of the Boston Globe always does a fantastic recap of the previous year by recalling the moment in a series of photos. From the Presidential inauguration to Capt. ‘Sully’ landing a US Airways Airbus in the Hudson River – stunning photos capturing important events from 2009.
If you have links to share with year end summaries that you found useful, interesting, or just fun to scroll through – please pass them along in the comments section. Looking forward to an eventful 2010.