Noughtie, noughtie, very noughtie! A decade in a 140 characters or less

So, as we have all now realised, it’s a decade since those end of a century celebrations. A lot has happened and we’ve put the word out there to find out exactly what has defined the years from 2000 to 2009.

In a trend that has summed up the increasing pace of new century life and the need for everything in bitesize, the following responses have been limited to 140 characters.

0 Y2k bug 1 champ league trophy 2 kids 3 houses 0.4 degrees warmer 5 wed anniversaries 6 utd titles Windows 7(NOT) Live 8 and 9 years@engine

Big Brother, Pop Idol, XFactor, Strictly Come Dancing, Britain’s Got Talent, Dancing on Ice…. 10 years of TV junk

Re-size, re-think and re-jigg. Overcome, undertow and overgrow. Plant, seed and forever mow. Push the block, twist the cap and take a nap.

In 2000, one reason I became a designer was to have free tea and for the 567 packs of biscuits I ate in the last nine years! Roll on ten!

Reality programming ruined television, but at least we have awesome flying cars. Oh wait.

College, University, career, got married, had a son. Made friends, lost friends. For the times they are a-changin’. Bring on 2010!


The future, 9/11, work, life, kid, work, work, iPhone, the past, house, work, another kid, work, work, recession, work, optimism, work, life.

Web2.0: Facebook, twitter, spotify: the world at ur fingertips, on demand, in an instant. Easy2 keep up w/ every1 & their dog, ‘cept ur gran

Don’t spend what you don’t have, then you won’t end up in the mess we now find ourselves in.

So, after all of that, what are my thoughts? Well, after all that’s been said and done, there are things that happen regardless of the state of the economy, who’s in charge or what’s on TV and some in particular that, for me, sum up a pretty amazing 10 years. So, here’s my ABC of the noughties:

A big change. A bright child. Another bright child. A balding crown. A big chance. A bit of consistency. Always be constructive.

Let us know your thoughts by emailing us or tweeting us @EngineCreative.

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