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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

WiFi Selected as Top Technology Innovation in Past Decade

2009 and the “top 10” ranking lists have started! As we begin a new year, its fairly common to see the “top 10” lists for just about everything -- ranging from the top movies and businesses to best resorts and vacationing spots – you name the category and someone will likely have a ranking for it. Here’s one that caught my attention -- Stuff, a UK-based magazine, surveyed its readers and lists the top ten best technological innovations of the last decade. Note that Wi-Fi takes the top spot as the most loved technology – an innovation that most certainly has had global impact from business to tourism to consumers (consumers of course includes the vast majority of teenagers today that use the wireless Internet to download music to their iPod -- see iPods at #5!).

Here’s the top 10 list of technology innovations as published by Stuff:

1. Wireless Internet – 35.5 percent
2. Sky+ - 16.9 percent
3. Sat Nav – 16.6 percent
4. Hybrid Cars – 8.9 percent
5. iPod – 5.6 percent
6. Chip and Pin – 5.6 percent
7. Nintendo Wii – 3.9 percent
8. Skype – 1.7 percent
9. Oyster Card – 1.5 percent
10. Blackberry – 1.1 percent

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