What decade are we currently living in? If I talk to you about the 40's or the 80's, you know exactly what I'm talking about. I suppose there are some people who might think I was referring to the 1840's, but those people are idiots, so we're just going to ignore them. Also, I think a case can be made that when you refer to one of these decades, you shouldn't be held prisoner to mere numbers. As far as I'm concerned, the 50's ended around 1962 and the 60's managed to hang on clear into 1974.
At any rate, sometime in the not too distant future, we're going to have occasion to refer back to this decade. The Aughties has a distinctly archaic sound to it. The Zeros? The Twenty Hundreds? The Two-Thousands? These all sound really stupid. And we better come up with an answer or we're going to be in deep doo-doo in just a few years.
You'll be sitting at the dinner table saying things like, "Timmy, stop whining about how heavy your templar interface is. Why I remember back in the Aughties, we had to lug around 5 lb. laptops everywhere. And you had to find a Starbucks to get a WiFi signal." And little Timmy will say something snotty like, "What's the big deal about that? There's two Starbucks on every block...it's a law!"
So, anyway, does anybody know a decent name for this decade?
**Brought to you by guest-blogger Andy Rooney**