Monday, March 31, 2008

PriceWaterhouse Tech Forecast

"PricewaterhouseCoopers Technology Forecast. 2 volumes available, each about 2 inches thick: (1) 1999 (2) 2001-2003 Both new in plastic wrapper with CD-Rom."

I think my investment plans could gain much from a careful reading of an accounting firm's 5 to 9 year old prognostications about where the tech sector is headed. Excerpts:

Google will be devoured by an unstoppable Excite! will be scooter-delivering VHS tapes and healthy cigarettes to 7 of 10 Bay Area households.

Babelfish improved to state where it is slightly better than completely useless.

Segway craze slowed by shift to jetpack travel.


Actually, now that I've typed this, maybe it would be fun to look through these and see what sort of mistakes they contain. I guess I'll just have to settle for looking at the covers, one of which forecasts the Space Needle being destroyed by lightning. Nonetheless, Microsoft persists.

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