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Dec 18 2007   11:44PM GMT

Overheard: The ten most entertaining tech videos of 2007

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

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I am proud to present the WhatIs.com Editor’s Choice Award to our selections for the ten most entertaining tech videos of 2007. I apologize in advance if any of these aren’t new — they were new to me. Here are our selections, in no particular order.

1. Blockbuster SuperBowl commercial
Out of all last year’s commercials, this one still stands up.

2. Web 2.0
Web 2.0 explained in just under five minutes. Very clever.

3. Crash Differently
Do you live or work with a Mac fanatic? There are lots of Mac/PC parodies out there, but this one is my favorite.

4. Tech Support in the Middle Ages
Even the book was once a new technology.

5. Tech Tattoos
You know you’re a geek when your tattoos are of cables.

6. Geek Love Song
Tripod’s ode to geeks (or fans of just about anything) and those who love them.

7. Andy Blitz has a pop-up problem
This skit from Late Night with Conan O’Brien has Andy Blitz traveling to India to bring his computer to tech support. While he’s there, he sticks around to help out some people. Long, but funny.

8. Code Monkey
Jonathan Coulton’s hit song about life as a programmer. I’ve included several versions here.

9. Google Docs in Plain English
The Common Craft Show explains tech concepts in plain English in an entertaining way. Very unique approach to video tutorials.

10a. Here Comes Another Bubble
The Richter Scales echo Steve Rubel’s warning about a Web 2.0 bubble. Sung to “We didn’t light the fire.”

10b. Staying Alive in the Datacenter
This is what happens when you have too much time on your hands. Who knew geeks could dance?

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