Welcome to 2008! What better way to start a new year than making some predictions that might or might not happen this year.
This post was inspired by Jeremy Geelan who asked me to write up some 2008 predictions a couple of months ago (much like I did last year). Alas, life got in the way (as it tends to do) and I missed the deadline for responding. Below are the predictions for 2008 that I neglected to send to Jeremy. Enjoy.
Noted SF author William Gibson has been quoted as saying "The future is here, it's just not widely distributed yet". This implies that a select group of people may already know what the future holds. Are we that group? I leave that to you to decide.
Predicting the future is actually quite easy as long as your predictions do not have to be correct. Most industry pundits predict the future by following some well-known methodologies:
Rather than blather on about how to make predictions allow me to actually make some. Without further delay, here are my Top Ten Predictions for 2008:
Here's an extra prediction just for the heck of it:
Update: The Java Developer's Journal with the 2008 predictions just came out (a PDF version is available for download).
Yet Another Update: Jeremy was still kind enough to run this over at SYS-CON even though I was so horribly late in getting it to him.
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