Although the geeks in Silicon Valley never realised that technology wasn't, the online publication Salon.com declared 2004 the year technology became cool again.
Presidential hopeful Howard Dean proved that the internet can be a powerful tool in mobilising your constituents and collecting campaign donations. Google proved that investors can still act as mindless lemmings when a hot technology stock comes around. Camera phones proved to be still completely useless, but nonetheless are nice toys to create a moblog. Don't forget WiFi as the technology that enabled all of us to stay online while we are sipping at our $4 cups of coffee at Starbucks.
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