Mainstream PCs will break through the $500 barrier. AMD and Intel will continue to duke it out leading to 3Ghz demos by fall COMDEX. Apple will introduce a low end G4 to compete with the new lower priced PCs. Notebook sales will continue to soar and will drive a trend toward smaller PCs.
Due to worldwide economic recsession many vendors will consolidate in the commodity hardware and software industries.
Linux server installations will increase aided by EU adoption of the platform. Desktop installs will continue to stagnate. Windows XP sales will remain lackluster. Bill gates will clone himself and name the clone Steve Jobs.
Economic recession will continue to expand at a slower pace throughout the world. Central Asian economies will recover from the recession first and the rest of the world ecomomies will slowly follew their trend.
The music industry will continue to blame poor sales on Napster. In September the heads of all major recording studios will attend a joint conference, actually listen to the music they sell and and loudly proclaim to the press that the music just sucks.
Janet Jackson will announce her retirement from music. Six months later for the "good of the industry" she will come out of retirement. Six months after that she will again retire. On a whim she will try to start a new career in Opera only to quit, retire again and finally get back into pop music.
World governments will continue to crack down on illicit trade on the internet. Warez sites will be hounded. Porn sites will be attacked with increased enforcement of new and existing securities laws. Salon.com will be prosecuted for kiddie-porn.
Dot bomb companies will continue to consolidate or fade into nothingness.
Republicans will gain control of the Senate. Due to an ever increasing number of moderate politicians party extremists in both the Democratic and Republican parties will become marginialized.
George Bush will continue to see good poll numbers throught the Spring, but as Summer starts both national and international support for military action will begin to erode. The CIA will quietly continue the war against terrorism.
Usama bin Laden will be sighted sporadically thoughout the world. A man in Kalamazoo Michigan will earn the $25mil bounty when he goes to the corner 7-11 and discovers bin Laden working behind the counter. Mullah Omar will be discoverd a week later when he is busted by Orlando Police for ripping off Japanese tourists riding in his Taxi.
The Pope will continue to appologize for all politically incorrect acts of the Church.
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