Happy New Year. Today is 01.01.10, a date that’s in working binary code.
What surprises me about the last decade is that it took so long for so many of us to realize the decade didn’t have an accepted name. I was born in the ’60s, went to college in the ’80s and launched Planeta.com in the ’90s.
But the ’00s? It’s a lost decade in more than one way. At the end of the decade we learned that the ’00s could be called the aughties, the naughties or the ‘naughty aughties’ – all of which elicit an error in spell check. Until we get to the twenties, the nomenclature is again up for debate.
Personally, I’m leaning toward the ‘tenties’ for the 2010s as this fits well with outdoor travel, adventure travel and ecotourism. Think of the potential slogans: ‘go outside and explore the world in the tenties.’ (No doubt you can come up with something better!)
The first year of the decade – 2010 – is the International Year of Biodiversity. Here’s another word that doesn’t roll off the tongue … yet: biodiversity. That will change this year … and in the tenties.
To celebrate the new year, I’m looking to the future in a positive way with my personal Top 10 list of countries which we expect to hear a good deal from in the coming year. More about that in my next post.
YOUR TURN – What’s on your wishlist for 2010? Post a response here or answer the survey here: http://tinyurl.com/2010wishlist