I’ve listened to so many over the past week I don’t even know what to do with myself! Perhaps I should aggregate stuff throughout the year on my del.icio.us and tag appropriately but I’m not in the business of providing lists and certainly don’t believe in “best ofs.” I will, however, list below some of the year-end roundups that best examine how recent events and developments provide a window into the future and the trends that are making today’s “best” only as good as what may come tomorrow. Here are a few I appreciated more than others (I know I’m leaving a ton out):
This Week in Tech: TWiT Year in Review: Leo Laporte, John C. Dvorak, Wil Harris, Andy Ihnatko, and Michael Arrington look back at the stories that made 2006, and what’s ahead for 2007. Listen to the podcast.
Slate.com: The Five Best Political Moments of 2006.
Slate: The 10 Most Outrageous Civil Liberties Violations of 2006, by Dahlia Lithwick.
Read/Write Web: 2006 Web Tech Trends
Fimoculous: Best of Best of 2006 Lists
Large-Hearted Boy: Guide to 2006 Year End Music Lists.