David Pogue published his annual Top 10 list again this year in the NY Times. In it, Microsoft got 2 of the 10 nods.
 
The first nod was for the wireless song transfer features of the Zune (something the whole music industry has pointed out was an innovative, thought leading feature).
 
And ... the second nod for Microsoft was for ... 

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The “Show Numbers” feature in Windows Speech Recognition!!
 
Here’s what he had to say in his article:

POINT WITHOUT POINTING The speech-recognition software in Windows Vista offers anyone who can’t type — or doesn’t like to — a slick, efficient alternative. Wearing a headset, you can dictate text into any program and “click” any button or tab by saying its name.

But what if you don’t know its name? What if it’s some cryptic little toolbar icon? You can’t exactly say, “Click the little thing that looks like a watermelon seed on two beach balls.”

What you can say, though, is “show numbers.” The program immediately overlays every clickable thing on the screen with colorful numbers. You can just say “21” (or whatever) to click the corresponding spot — a trick that works especially well for navigating Web pages.

Thanks David! Glad you liked it!