Back in 2000, most of us didn’t know our PVs from our elbows, and sustainable design was the preserve of strange men with beards.


What did we do before the ability to share our shopping list with the world in 140 characters or less? Or our thoughts on construction topics, of course.

Quantitative easing

Now we know that this is a term of art for creating money from nothing. In 2000 this probably sounded like a cure for constipation. Which, in a way it is.

David Cameron

The man who is likely to be the next prime minister was an unknown PR in 2000. He only won the Witney constituency near Oxford in 2001.

Cover pricing

Well, those who did it knew about it, but it wasn’t until the Office of Fair Trading decided it should be ranked alongside class A drugs that it really made the news.