Monday, January 03, 2011

My 2011 Techie Predictions


As 2011 begins I thought it would be fitting to make a list of my top ten techie predictions.

1. Priced at $499 the Apple iPad will continue to dominate the market unless other tablet manufactures reduce their prices far below Apple.

2. Google's Chrome will surpass Mozilla's Firefox in the race for browser domination.

3. TV manufactures will finally find a way to search the Program Guide without picking letters using the awkward up/down, left/right arrow keys.

4. Amazon's eReader the Kindle will go bye bye.

5. Barnes and Nobles color eReader the Nook will survive, only if priced well below the iPad.

6. Rupert Murdoch's experiment that will charge people to read his newspapers online will fail drastically.

7. For the first time since its conception, Facebook will begin to lose membership. Burdened by its own largess Facebook will find members turning to small social networking sites that cater to member’s niche interests. Thankfully, the days of reading, "what someone ate for breakfast" may be over.

8. Bluetooth devices will be replaced by WiFi 2 devices that provide a stronger signal.

9. Boredom will get the best of Microsoft founder Bill Gates and he will come out of retirement.

10. The success of Netflix Instant play movies will spawn several copycats and keep consumer prices low.

1 comment:

kad barma said...

Not sure the Kindle is cooked, owing to its superior readability, especially in daylight...

Very interesting and sensible list!