The Best Products Of 2000

This year's best products may have computer chips inside, but they often have a nostalgic look. Convergence is under way: We saw small computers that wirelessly Web surf and a touch-screen, information-manager phone. Home entertainment has converged, too. Popular short films are online, and soon we'll upload live home movies. Some products took on Brancusi-like curves with frosted translucent finishes, others harkened back to the '40s. We even found a new and improved pencil.

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