Reminiscing About the Glory Days of 2008

SpaceX Falcon-9 Rocket (photo from

SpaceX Falcon-9 Rocket (photo from

2008 was a great year.  A lot of incredible things happened, paving the way for a better and brighter future for all.  SpaceX launched the first commercial spacecraft into orbit, leading the way to the future of space exploration.  The Large Hadron Collider at CERN powered up, leading to the discovery of the Higgs boson.  Doctors grew an organ from a patient’s own stem cells and sequenced the entire genome of a cancer patient, both early steps in the revolution of medicine.  We lost nearly $400,000 in the stock market.

Indeed, 2008 was a great year, a year of breakthroughs and triumphs.  The future looks bright

“Hey, wait!  You lost $400k!  How is that a great year?!  You think that looks promising?”