02 January 2018

It's that time of year again... well, actually, a few days late, but I've been busy, I swear. As has become my tradition now for nigh-on a decade, I will first go back over last years’ predictions, to see how well I called it (and keep me honest), then wax prophetic on what I think the new year has to offer us.

As per previous years, I’m giving myself either a +1 or a -1 based on a purely subjective and highly-biased evaluational criteria as to whether it actually happened (or in some cases at least started to happen before 31 Dec 2017 ended).

In 2017...

Oh, my, it's been something of a roller-coaster for all of us, to be sure. Even if we leave out
some of the political mess (and Lord has it been a mess!), the tech industry has seen a huge
element of chaos and uncertainty thanks to a whole slew of factors, some related and some not.
Untangling all of this is going to take some time, but no better time than now, so...

First, let's look at the personal predictions:

OK, despite the +6 and -2, I'm going to reset the score back to zero, because, really, personal
predictions are just not all that interesting to anybody but me.

Let's get to the meat of it.

Total score: 15 +1s. 10 -1s. Like most years, a mixed bag. I sincerely hope my future as a manager
is bright, because clearly I will not make for a good psychic.

2018 Tech predictions

The computing world in 2018 is going to see some interesting changes, I think. Here's what I mean:

Some of this is stuff I plan to blog on more in the coming calendar year. For now, thanks for reading,
thanks for staying tuned, and talk to you more in 2018.

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