Note: I wrote this article at the end of 2011, but I got busy with my RV trip across the western USA, Canada and Alaska and never published it. Better late than never. Though publishing this article now in 2013 invalidates the first sentence…
The best thing about making annual predictions is that by this time next year, nobody will remember how wrong we were. So let’s boldly go where every other tech blogger has gone before, and peer into the future of the tech market in 2012.
1. Microsoft will release Windows 8 and few will notice
There are 1.25 billion Windows users worldwide, including 500 million people on Windows 7. And yet, most of the excitement and venture capital seems to be flowing to the mobile platforms of iOS and Android. Ironically, one reason why nobody will notice Windows 8 is that Windows 7 is actually quite good and reliable. And like Star Trek movies, every other version of Windows tends to be crap, so many companies will likely to skip the Windows 8 upgrade and wait for Windows 9. But by then, will anyone be using a PC anymore?