John Robb's top picks for the biggest trends of 2001:
1) Tivo. The death of free TV.
2) WiFi. The solution to home networking, laptop mobility, and urban last mile bandwidth. The death of regional Bell laziness in rolling out last mile bandwidth and home networking.
3) Digitial cameras. The death of film.
Top flops for 2001:
1) P2P. A solution for nothing except copyright infringement.
2) Wireless 3G and WAP. It would do what?
3) Portals. Yawn.
4) Open Source. You get what you pay for.
Top picks for 2002:
>1) The browser (next generation). The two-way Web emerges.
2) Instant messaging (next generation). Real collaboration through IM.
3) Geo computing. Location matters.
Starts for huge long-term trends in 2001:
1) Nanobiotech. This is where the smart money in nanotech is going.
2) Quantum computing and communication. Real advances this year. It works!
3) Web Services. [John Robb's Radio Weblog]