The Top Tech of 2009
10. CELL PHONE SERVICE
Still crappy after all these years.
9. PICO PROJECTORS
Wall –sized video images from a projector I can fit in my pocket? I want it.
I don’t watch late night talk because now that’s when I catch up with stuff I recorded.
7. CAR NAVIGATION SYSTEMS
Could not have made it to all those distant shooting locations without it.
6. DIGITAL COMICS
The success of SPIDER WOMAN and the new ipad means a lot more are coming.
The parking lot of every TV show in Hollywood is full of them. When they make a sexy sports car hyrid, I’ll know they are serious.
Hot, then made an endangered species by the iPad.
From political movements in the Middle East to celebrity catfights, it’s the fasting way to connect to a mass audience.
2. IPHONE AND ITS APPS
Apple wins again. Just the camera alone on the iPhone makes it worth it.
1. THE COLLAPSE OF THE DVD MARKET
There’s a lot of reasons why it’s happening. Too much product, the close of Circuit City, the shrinking of sales space in WalMart and shift of other ways of watching movies. Bottom line: it threatens the theatrical feature film business, which relies on DVD for its profit margin. Especially black film.