With toxic trash piling up all over the world, dead zones in our oceans, terrorist states trying to build nuclear weapons, and the US national debt climbing ever higher to pay for a war, 2007 was a bleak year for some people. We tech geeks, however, enjoyed 2007 immensely. It saw some amazing breakthroughs in technology; it gave us some terrific products.
The downside is that it was also full of disappointments large and small, from new memory technologies to nearly-broken operating systems (and we're not talking about Windows Vista). 2007 saw some hotly-awaited technologies sputter; they failed to live up to their lofty potential. That's not to say they never will; they just didn't by the end of this year.