They take a look at what has happened since Duke Nukem Forever was announced in April 1997.
Some funny facts:
In 1997, the fastest consumer Internet connection was a 33.6 kbps modem. On average, consumer Internet connections are 300 times faster today.
When Duke Nukem Forever was announced, the fastest processor available to consumers was a 233Mhz Pentium. Since then the clock speed of consumer processors has increased over 16 times (32 times counting dual cores), and the fabrication process has decreased from 250nm to 65nm.
In October of 2001, Apple announced the iPod and Slashdot dismissed it as an immediate failure. Since then there have been 5 generations of iPods, as well as the iPod Mini, iPod Shuffle, and iPod Nano with 42 million iPods sold worldwide as of 1/06.