Show off Your Powers of Prognostication

Photo by David Reece on Flickr used under Creative Commons

Photo by David Reece on Flickr used under Creative Commons

I got midway through my predictions post, when I decided that I might like some help.

So, taking a page out of Rick’s book, let’s see how smart you are. Sound off in the comments with your predictions for 2009.

I don’t think there needs to be a focus on any particular area for your predictions, but I doubt you’ll get much interest or discussion if you predict the European Parliament elections for 2009 or the American Idol winner for the upcoming season.

Based on the content we usually produce here, you could target your visions at the ‘Lab, Oracle (unless you’re an employee, natch), technology in general, Open Source, development, startups, Twitter, Facebook, social networks, micro-blogging, etc.

Everyone has an opinion, so this is your chance to put a stake in the ground now, rather than tell us later you knew X would acquire Facebook in 2009.

What’s the harm anyway? No one really remembers all the wrong predictions you made, just the right ones.

I’ll assume your wisdom is provided under Creative Commons, so don’t worry, I won’t copy your thoughts without attribution. Expect my predictions by tomorrow; I just need another day to mull over my many opinions.

Have fun with this. I doubt any of us really care about being right or wrong, just sharing opinions.

Maybe Anthony, Rich and Paul will chime in with their thoughts too.




  1. I predict it will take Microsoft more than 10 days to resolve the Zune 30GB year 2009 bug. Ha ha Zune owners!

    I think the economy situation is going to hinder consulting. (Probably not the biggest newsflash…) But I think it will be the catalyst for more startups as people who are out of work come up with ways to try and make ends meet. The upside of all the economic doom and gloom is that more companies will look for technology to provide better efficiencies in their business.

  2. I don't think I've ever met a Zune owner. Sounds like a mythological creature.

    So you think consulting will slow? Interesting, since I tend the other way. Outsourcing functions is cheaper in a lot of cases vs. FTEs with benefits, etc. Maybe we're talking different areas of consulting expertise.

    I like the call on startups flourishing, but not traditional startups, bootstrapped ones that are side projects, not full-time gigs.

    Technology providing efficiencies is money, and I think that's where the consulting gigs will be.

    Thanks for chiming in with your predictions, good stuff.

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