Cutting edge computer graphics: a 22-year retrospective

This great Metafilter post by Codacorolla links to cutting edge computer graphics demos for all the years from 1989 to 2010. It's a vivid demonstration of the astounding rate of change in CGI, and a humbling reminder that this year's jaw-dropping CGI is next year's chunky, awkward crudity.

The future, for a little while anyway