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LinuxWorld: 10 Linux Predictions for 2003

Jan 09, 2003, 08:30 (22 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

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"It's that time of year again. Luckily, playing the fool is not a new game for me so making predictions about the future isn't that bad. As has now become traditional, let's start with a look back at 2002 to see how I did. Or should I say, how I can best distance myself from some of those picks.

"First, the good news. I am in the running for DPY (Densest Prognosticator of the Year) for 2002. My nomination came as the direct result of misreading my crystal ball and opining that the MS 'settlement' would be thrown out. I guess I should have known it would be justice that would be set aside, not the 'settlement.'

"As far as my prognostication about a three-letter intelligence agency suffering a public and catastrophic loss because of using Windows software, I can't reveal any details of it here lest I be forced to kill you. It's safer for us all if I simply deny ever having predicted such a thing..."

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