Taking a look back at  DEC 18 2001

Taking a look back at Dave Pell's predictions for 2001, we can see that a lot of them missed. This is to be expected. Most long-term predictions are wrong; I don't care how smart you are. But a closer look reveals that Dave didn't miss the mark by all that much. Most of the items on the list are happening, just not as fast as predicted. The tech sector will rebound in a less crazy incarnation, fueled by a return to simple plans and fundamentals, the Web still does work and matter, and that email (and IM, email's faster, more casual cousin) still rules the Internet. (BTW, if you're looking for a good daily newsletter, Dave's Nextdraft is quite well done.)

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