1) What were the best things to happen to computers over the last 10 years? What stands out most for you? What are your favorite memories?
My favourite memories. Ordering my first barebones kit off Tiger Direct when I was 12. I ran out of money and had to buy 128MB of RAM, oh and I had a 9200Stealth GPU I think it was. My grandpa who got me into computers told me my RAM was jus not enough, so he graciously bought be another 512. I remember opening different Firefox windows at the same time and having my mind blown.
In my opinion one of the best things to happen to computers in the last 10 years (I am only 22, so we are going right back to my first days), was the 8800GT, and then the SSD. 88000GT opened a lot of doors for people who had to shy away from PC Gaming due to expensive GPU's and PSU's. It was our first step in fighting for our rights against the console overlords.
2) Where do you think the next 10 years will take us? Will it be a good place for Overclockers and PC Gamers? Will desktop computers still be standard, or will our mobile overlords finally have their day?
I think Overclockers will be alright. Some may say standardization and AIO die's will kill the community, but I think differently for a few reasons. First, look how far tech has come. What has been the result in Overclocking? We can push harder, further, and the chips are even better IPC's. Liquid Cooling has become relatively normal and accessible. Secondly, there are a lot of smart people involved in these communities. Smart people more often than not make more money than.. simpler folk. Smart people enjoy spending their money to test their technical skills (OC'ing). Smart people see this and run companies that make money off the other smart people with lots of it. Capitalism will always leave a niche for us. And if we become commies, well they need fast computers too.