Tech Predictions 2005
January 10, 2005 8:10 AM   Subscribe

Robert X. Cringely has posted his tech predictions of 2005. Among the interesting points is Microsoft failing in its entry into the anti-virus and anti-spyware businesses. Record companies continuing their decline as a result of online music stores and Affiliate sites such as this. And Sony's PS3 will be delayed giving further marketshare to Microsoft's yet-to-be-released XBOX2. Interesting to say the least.
posted by asianmack (31 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Lame!!!!!!!!!!



 
My prediction, for what it's worth, is that asianmack is soon to be an ex-mefite.
posted by veedubya at 8:15 AM on January 10, 2005


veedubya. That is possible.
posted by asianmack at 8:18 AM on January 10, 2005


I just hope asianmack sticks around - I buyed loads of new music through his site....
posted by mattr at 8:22 AM on January 10, 2005


So, asianmack, why the blatant self-link?
posted by veedubya at 8:24 AM on January 10, 2005


What.
The.
Fuck.
posted by xmutex at 8:28 AM on January 10, 2005


Heh, how long as asianmack been around?

Anyway, RXC isn't in my daily read, so this was new to me. I'm actualy excited about Microsoft entering the antivirus/antispyware biz, those things should have been integrated into windows long ago.

As far as asianmack's future, I'd guess this post will be deleted but the account will stay.
posted by delmoi at 8:29 AM on January 10, 2005


*awaits the banhammer*
posted by driveler at 8:30 AM on January 10, 2005


Didn't even wait an entire month before a self-link. For shame fellow Chicago-ite!
posted by ao4047 at 8:30 AM on January 10, 2005


veedubya, I wanted to point out the Cringley article because I think there are some great points he brought up. As for the site, well, it's an example of a site in his #4 prediction. I didn't mean to cross any lines. If I have offended anyone, I apologize.
posted by asianmack at 8:33 AM on January 10, 2005


*peers expectantly towards hammerspace*
posted by dorian at 8:36 AM on January 10, 2005


delmoi, I have my doubts about Microsoft entering the anti-spyware/anti-virus market.

Firstly, it looks suspiciously like they're profiting from their own repeated failures to deliver a secure OS.

Secondly, I can see how how the Microserfs' intimate knowledge of the OS could be their undoing in this area. After all, they already know the intimate details of how Windows works, so why are there still problems with it. Sometimes, it's better to have some distance, to get a better perspective on what you're trying to fix.

Well, if my prediction about asianmack is wrong, I'll be able to retire from the prediction business with a 100% failure rate.
posted by veedubya at 8:36 AM on January 10, 2005


From the "Post A Link" page: You read the guidelines, right? Because linking to your own site in this space will result in a deletion and your account will be banned.

Duh. Bye.
posted by brownpau at 8:36 AM on January 10, 2005


Geez. Right above the post-a-link box Matt says this:"Note: You read the guidelines, right? Because linking to your own site in this space will result in a deletion and your account will be banned."
posted by monju_bosatsu at 8:36 AM on January 10, 2005


14) Two thousand five will NOT be the year for UltraWide Band (UWB) networking or Power Line Networking, but both will do really well in 2006.

See how he sorta kinda slipped a 2006 prediction in there as well, one that he doesn't have to include in next year's list if it's looking unlikely? Cheater.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 8:40 AM on January 10, 2005


Wow. Burst.com up 20(!) percent today.

The stock is listed in the Pink Sheets, and such is is relatively illiquid and its share price is easily moved, but I wonder if Cringely's words caused the price spike.
posted by trharlan at 8:42 AM on January 10, 2005


I am having a turkey sandwhich for lunch, I brought it from home, I also brough some dried fruit that I got for Christmas, which has Sulpher Dioxide in it. The ingredients list is like: Pear (dried), Apricot (dried), Apple (dried), Sulpher Dioxide. Gross, I'ma dare myself to eat it, I think. Also does anyone think my house is going to burn down because I left the crockpot on low this morning? Can I really cook a stew for 8 hours on low and not burn down my house or also make a gross, low-end kind of stew?

Lastly, this post was written on a paper crane and set on fire and released into a little stream behind the Walmart in Newark.
posted by Divine_Wino at 8:45 AM on January 10, 2005


Geez. Right above the post-a-link box Matt says this:"Note: You read the guidelines, right? Because linking to your own site in this space will result in a deletion and your account will be banned."

Nobody reads that stuff. :P

Sucks for am since these accounts are so hard to get, perhaps if he offers himself up for ritual sacrafice, his logon can be spared!
posted by delmoi at 8:50 AM on January 10, 2005


Divine_Wino: low-end stew is the best kind.
posted by rxrfrx at 8:51 AM on January 10, 2005


I don't want to be exposed to Asians.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:52 AM on January 10, 2005


mands of hanos.com!
posted by Hands of Manos at 8:52 AM on January 10, 2005


Damn, I wanted to plug my site here but I bought an ad like I thought I was supposed to. I guess I'm a sucker.
posted by bdk3clash at 8:57 AM on January 10, 2005


Jeebus, lighten up. The schadenfreude of this place really gets annoying sometimes....

Msr. Crash, why not? Are you afraid it would frighten them?
posted by lodurr at 9:03 AM on January 10, 2005


My prediction for 2005 is that the whole manual comment spam as cottage industry plan is not going to work out at all, collapsing under its own weight and still these handjobs will pop up again and again over time, proving that doing something for no good reason at all is ART. And art and voluntary depilation are all the really seperate us from the animals.

's too bad cause I wanna talk about some of this Cringely stuff. Who's gonna repost?
posted by Divine_Wino at 9:08 AM on January 10, 2005


Hi all. I stand by my post. Bob Cringley says some really interesting things about technology in 2005. Who isn't excited about the prospects of Myth TV or the headless Mac?!
posted by asianmack at 9:08 AM on January 10, 2005


What, no predictions about the re-launch of the Amiga, and it's subsequent take-over of the home computing market?? For shame!
posted by Chunder at 9:08 AM on January 10, 2005


lodurr
What if the satisfaction isn't malicious? What if we really just don't want people to self-link in front page posts? Especially not when they are out to make money for themselves.

I never want to get into it with people over their fuckups and public pantsings on Mefi, but this one pushed me over the edge, it's purely lame and indicates a lack of respect for people who do participate properly that invalidates any kind of sympathy I'm supposed to have for this vonce who fucks with my good time. If that's schadenfreud then I'm a believer.
posted by Divine_Wino at 9:16 AM on January 10, 2005


Cringley's predictions are interesting, but not interesting enough to make linking to your site cool. ( Now, in the style of asianmack: "Cringley's predictions are interesting, but not interesting enough to make linking to your site cool.")
posted by chunking express at 9:16 AM on January 10, 2005


Um, asianmack, we don't have any issue with the Cringely part. Maybe you keep missing this: you can't link your own damn website. Websites that you make? Can't link them. Websites that you contribute to? Nope. You can self-promote inside the thread all you want, though. So the next time you get a Mefi account and want to self-promote, you can do it without losing an account! You just have to do your pimping inside the thread.
posted by mikeh at 9:18 AM on January 10, 2005


Hi all. I stand by my post.

And so you're ok with the self-linkage?

I'd like to point out that Jamie Dihiansan can't follow directions and appears to be a thundering asshat.
posted by bshort at 9:22 AM on January 10, 2005


fwiw: This conversation is happening in the wrong place. And, there's something delicious about somebody backing up a point about affiliate sites by pointing to their own affiliate site. I appreciated it as the joke it probably was.
posted by seanyboy at 9:29 AM on January 10, 2005


MetaTalk.
posted by me3dia at 9:35 AM on January 10, 2005


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