Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Update on my 2008 wish list

We're 10 months into 2008 and so far 4 out of 5 of my wish list items (from January 1st) have come true:
- $100 blackberry
- Facebook has grown up (sort of) ... they no longer assume they'll be the next advertising king.
- Norton Antivirus 2008 is a lot better ... it seems to not slow down your computer anymore.
- We're beyond 100 local Howard County bloggers on HocoBlogs (blogs are no longer on ezColumbia but on our partner site HocoBlogs).

What's close is internet TV as more and more episodes are starting to be shown online. The iPhone is down to $199. Emu did release non-beta Vista drivers but not for all their products. There are streaming radio apps for the iPhone now but not yet Rhapsody. No similar store to CompUSA yet in Columbia. We'll have to wait and see how much of a memory hog Windows 7 will be when it comes out next year. Probably no near-term chance of iPhone working on Verizon's network.

Here's a recap of my 2008 wish list.
- Apple's iPhone will work on Verizon's network
- a $100 iPhone
- a $100 Blackberry
- Internet TV
- 50 Meg download speeds at home
- Emu releases non-beta drivers for Vista
- Facebook grows up
- A more open and less cluttered system challenges Facebook
- Norton, McAfee, Trendmicro (and all the other bloated PC security software) release a security software that doesn't slow down your computer otherwise we'll continue using AVG.
- Microsoft announces that their next version of Windows will be Unix-based and doesn't need 2 Gigs of RAM to work well.
- Apple announces that they're developing the iRadio for cars (and I can use my Rhapsody subscription on the road).
- a store similar to CompUSA opens in Columbia
- 100 Howard County bloggers on ezColumbia (we're almost 50 bloggers today)

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