When I was in junior high (Boston circa 1987-88) it was cool to roll up your pants like in the photo below. Actually, this was so cool that if you didn’t wear your pants like this you were most likely subject to ridicule by the other kids.
There was no real benefit to wearing your pants like this other than to fit in. I don’t really know how or where this trend started, but it lasted for a couple of years and eventually vanished. Thinking back, it was ridiculous.
I bring this topic up because when I think about emerging technologies, applications, web platforms and social media, I wonder, “Which of these applications are going to be the ‘pegged pants’ of 2010?”
Now, don’t get me wrong, I typically lean the other way in this type of discussion. That is, I almost always try to find value or use in emerging technologies, and am usually excited about new things. But lately I have seen a lot of ridiculous things in our space and I hope a lot of money was not wasted on them.
If you agree (or disagree), or want to add what you think is the next pegged pants below, I would welcome your comments!