As the decade draws to a close, I figured I’d recap some notable things that’ve happened to me since January 1, 2000:

  • Graduated from college (May 2000)
  • Moved to Los Angeles to start a job at News Digital Media (June 2000)
  • Got married (July 2000)
  • Got laid off in the dotcom fun* (Spring 2001)
  • Got a job at FOX Broadcasting Company (Summer 2001)
  • Moved to a new apartment (Spring 2002)
  • Our first son was born (April 2002)
  • Our second son was born (October 2003)
  • Left FOX for a job at Yahoo (Summer 2004)
  • Left Yahoo for a job at Ning (December 2005)
  • Our third son was born (June 2006)
  • Became a homeowner (Fall 2006)
  • Temporarily avoided seeing Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (December 2009)

On the nerdier side:

  • Threw away my 100-foot Ethernet cable in favor of connecting to the Internet wirelessly
  • Watched my music and movie collection turn from plastic discs into files on a hard drive
  • Stopped getting photos developed
  • Stopped watching TV commercials
  • Saw my cellphone transform from a voice-only device to a pocket computer that does everything short of granting wishes

Overall, a pretty intense decade.

*How great is it that this article was written by Jayson Blair!?

Written by Kyle Ford

Husband. Father of several clowns. Product guy.