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12-06-2002, 06:23 AM #1
Predictions for 2003
Predictions for 2003
Jan:- Dave unlocks the classifieds forum and makes good on his promise to let members use it for free until the end of December.
Feb:- PC and ISP Tech Support personnel stop blaming the customer when they don’t have a clue what the problem is and admit that they are just reading from an FAQ list.
Mar:- VeriSign abandon deceptive practices aimed at persuading people to re-register domains with them.
Apr:- AMD surge ahead in the CPU market after convincing consumers it’s not the speed of the chip that matters, it’s what you do with it.
May:- Microsoft recommend a fix for the "E-mail Editor Flaw Could Lead to Script Execution on Send, Reply, Forward or Doing Anything At All With Outlook" which caused the "Unsafe Functions in Just About Anything" issue which was caused by the security update "Malformed Files of Any Description Can Bypass All Our Security Patches" patch for Windows XP Service Pack 74 (Codename: The Other Half Of XP Which Wasn’t Quite Ready When We Released Our O/S) which was released in response to the failure of the "Our O/S Is Really Crap So We're Releasing Updates and Patches The Day After We launch It" issue.
The fix is called Linux.
Jun:- Unnamed Ohio man, owner of 2,347 web sites, claims to have registered a 25 cents commission with Commission Junction after just 5 years using CJ on all his sites: Asks what “Reversed” means.
Jul:- Nitewing converted to Pop-Up technology: Declares every page she makes henceforth will spawn 10 pop-ups and 5 pop-unders.
Aug:- ReadyHosting and iPowerWeb named joint winners of Host of the Year award.
Sep:- Internet dating fashionable: Man marries jpeg.
Oct:- Microsoft’s quest for world domination is completed as they announce the release of another O/S that will render all peripheral devices over 12 months old useless. Heaven said to be latest niche market they are trying to conquer. Unconfirmed reports of plans to remove the Pearly Gates and replace them with the Bill Gates.
Nov:- COMDEX features a useful product: No gimmicks.
Dec:- Mass exodus of members from AHFB forum unconnected with plans to publish the forthcoming Predictions for 2004 list.
Have a Merry Christmas and a Peaceful New Year y'all.
12-06-2002, 11:50 AM #2
Mar - Iraq is attacked by 5,000,000 allied troops responding to Leader of the Free World George Bushes call to make the world safe for democracy. Simutaneously, web site pop-ups and pop-unders are declared to be 'terrorism related' activities - Attorney General Ashcroft acts to begin inspecting every computer in the free world to help rid us of these insidiously intrusive and controlling harbingers of more bad things to come -- he also orders that the Statue of Liberty be draped with black cloth (sort of like a burka) in the name of modesty and family values.
12-06-2002, 04:07 PM #3
Never happen, captn'!
12-06-2002, 04:50 PM #4
Thought that might be a bit of a stretch... 's why I gave you 'til July.