Most Important Innovations of Past 20 Years?

Help CE Pro pick the most influential technology innovations from the past two decades.

Most Important Innovations of Past 20 Years?
Lutron dimmer: most important technology innovation?
Julie Jacobson · December 20, 2012

Recently, we asked CE pros to nominate the most influential people of the past two decades, in celebration of our 20 years in print. We’re in the process of putting those names to a vote.

Now, we’d like to solicit the top technological innovations of the past two decades.

Lutron’s dimmer? D-Tools’ project management software? Z-Wave? ZigBee? HDMI?

Which products and technologies changed the game and set the trends for the custom electronics industry?

Nominate the important innovations in the comments section below, and we’ll put them up for a vote.

The winners will be part of our special 20-year anniversary coverage in the February 2013 issue of CE Pro.

  About the Author

Julie Jacobson, recipient of the 2014 CEA TechHome Leadership Award, is co-founder of EH Publishing, producer of CE Pro, Electronic House, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales and other leading technology publications. She currently spends most of her time writing for CE Pro in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V and the business of home systems integration. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and has never taken a journalism class in her life. She's a washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player currently residing in Carlsbad, Calif. Email Julie at [email protected]

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