So, lets see here.... what has changed since 2001.... * A 40GB hard drive would run you about $238.00. If you wanted 80GB, it would run you $518.00 * Both DirecTV and Dish Network sold DVRs with 40GB hard drives... enough to record 35 hours of SD Programming. * Windows XP was the just-released Operating System from Microsoft, while Apple introduced OSX. * Internet Explorer was the most used browser, having about 85-90% of the Market Share. Netscape was dying, while Internet Explorer 6 was the latest version. * The MMORPG to play was Everquest.... or for those detractors... Evercrack. * 3G was part of Wired's Vaporware List for 2001. Also included was previous year runner-up and 2001's winner Duke Nukem Forever. It will win several more before being released in 2011 to much "fail". * A 128 MB DIMM PC-133 would cost you $59.39 at the beginning of the year. Waiting a few months would net you a 256 MB DIMM PC-133 for $49 * Intel releases the 1.7 GHz Pentium 4 processor. Price is US$352 in quantities of 1000. * The big news was that a 15" LCD Monitor just dropped to $499. * The largest USB Thumb drive you could get was 512MB which set you back $326.34, A 16MB drive would cost you just $16.14. Good luck finding either one of those in 2012. * 2001 would see the first release of Lawrence of Arabia, The Superman movies, Big Trouble in Little China, Akira, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Shrek, Doctor Zhivago, and Star Trek: The Motion Picture on DVD * If you went to the theaters, you most likely saw Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Shrek, Monsters, Inc., and/or Rush Hour 2 * Watching the 2001 Oscar telecast saw best picture being presented to Gladiator (beating out Chocolat, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Erin Brockovich, and Traffic) * While The Fellowship of the Ring was nominated for a Oscar, A Beautiful Mind ended up winning best picture at the 2002 Oscars * The Ravens beat the Giants in Super Bowl XXXV. The following season, the Ravens were wild cards again, but got beaten by the Steelers, while the Giants didn't make the playoffs. The New England Patroits beat the St Louis Rams in the final seasons which each conference featured three divisions. * The Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the New York Yankees in the November World Series. * Both NFL and MLB had altered schedules due to the 9/11 attacks. * The 2001 NBA playoffs had the Los Angeles Lakers defeating the Philadelphia 76ers. The following season, the LA Lakers swept the New Jersey Nets, but did not have the best record in the league. That would belong to the Sacramento Kings. Philadelphia was knocked out by the Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs. * Survivor: Outback was the most popular show of the 2000-2001 Television season, and when that show premiered, CSI was moved to Thursday Nights. Other popular shows were Everyone Loves Raymond, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, ER, and Friends. All that in 2001.... when DBSTAlk started!