This being my last column before the annual turkey genocide, tradition dictates I review the technology year that is about to pass.
And what a Google-tastic year it has been. In only twelve months, the boys at the Googleplex have given the world the Google Toolbar, Google Talk, Google News and Google Earth all free of charge and, despite such altruism, somehow managed to push their share price above the $400 mark, giving investors in their flotation late last year a 350 per cent return!
Those worried that world domination is their objective need only look to Google's mission statement, "do no evil", for reassurance.
Sony, on the other hand, did evil, for which they have apologised, by hiding spyware on its CDs, to trap illegal MP3 makers, but at the same time broke the PCs of legitimate ones.
The year saw eBay's reputation for harbouring evil increase. The facilitators of the world largest car boot sale experienced the wrath of Bob when Live8 tickets were auctioned by lucky winners more interested in making a profit than making poverty history.
Apple had an amazing year too, launching the much predicted music phone with Motorola, called the Rokr, soon to dubbed the Crocker, by un-impressed technology journalists. Then came the news that left loyal Mac devotes shocked and betrayed - Apple was dumping the PowerPC and moving over to Intel processor platform!
Last year home broadband speed kept doubling for free. It seemed like every time I l ooked Telewest had increased my bandwidth for no extra charge.
Like most people I now have more download capacity at home than I have at work! Smart employers should be pleased about this and not attempt to upgrade the office connection.
We lost an old and trusted friend last year too. Amongst the obituaries was that of genial butler Jeeves, who got fired by Ask's new owners. Sadly, the Crazy Frog is still with us.
The human race almost lost the number one spot at the top of the food chain last year as the war between silicon and carbon intelligence hotted up.
Chess super computer Hydra whipped the feeble carbon brain of chess grand master Michael Adams. Luckily, Texascar salesman Phil Laak saved humanity's face by taking computer poker champion PokerProbot to cleaners in Vegas in July.
However, it is clear that computers will one day run the world, just as soon as they can find long enough power leads.
2005 was definitely the year of the blogger. More online diaries and comment pieces were typed than ever before. We discovered that Google loves a blogger and page rankings soared thanks to the on-line witterings of humble employees.
The most exciting event of 2005, for me at least, was the acquisition of WebXpress by top 50 UKmarcoms agency, WAA. With these boys behind me people will now have to take me seriously!