Technology of 2000-2010
USB ThumbdriveThe year: 2000
The invention: UBS Thumbdrive
The inventor (or Original company): Amir Ban, Dov Moran, and Oron Ogdan of M-Systems.
The USB thumbdrive was a way to save things in a small package. It made it easy for people to carry around computer files and work on their files on any computer, like a library or at school.
Microsoft Windows XPThe year: 2001
The invention: Microsoft Windows XP
The inventor (or Original company): Microsoft
This was an advancement to the modern features of windows that are still in use today. It was a big improvement to the user interface and made using a computer be more user friendly.
YouTubeThe year: 2005
The invention: YouTube
The inventor (or Original company): Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim
This allowed people to share and watch videos online. It became wildly popular and dramatically changed how people use the internet. It is used for a wide variety of purposes, not limited to entertainment, like education.
WiiThe year: 2006
The invention: Nintendo Wii
The inventor (or Original company): Shigeru Miyamoto and Genyo Takeda of Nintendo
The Wii had several advancements. It had wireless motion-sensing remotes that allowed players to interact with video games in a new way. It was also the first Nintendo system that was fully able to connect to the internet.
KindleThe year: 2007
The invention: Kindle
The inventor (or Original company): Amazon under the direction of Jeff Bezos.
The kindle was a basic tablet designed just for reading ebooks. It let people carry a whole library with them in a lightweight, easy to read package.