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  • Michael Krakovskiy 3:22 am on October 17, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Cassandra, , , dominant player, Dot matrix printer, Greek mythology, , , , , , , Trojans, X   

    Being Dead Wrong 

    I like to think that I have a great intuition and am very good at predicting things. I also sometimes feel that I suffer from the Cassandra syndrome, as people don’t listen to my prediction as much as I would like them to.

    This made me think about the times when I made ridiculously bad predictions. Here’s a list of what comes to mind off the bat:

    1. When I was young I thought that programmers will soon write a computer program for writing computer programs, and that computer programming as a profession does not have much of a future.

    2. I thought that architectural drawings will always have to be done by hand, as you can’t print out plans on dot matrix printers (the only printers I’ve seen at the time). I thought, sure, you can program some straight lines and such, but you’ll never get beautiful detailed drawings with all kinds of details.

    3. I thought that Handspring would become the dominant player on the handheld market the same way that IBM did: by opening up the peripheral standards.

    4. I thought that Diamond Rio would be huuuge and that Diamond Multimedia would become the hottest company ever because they were first on the market with an mp3 player.

    5. I thought that Apple would just shrivel up and die, and if not, that I would certainly never completely switch to Macs.

    Whewww, man. Those are some doozies. How about you, my readers?

  • Michael Krakovskiy 9:40 am on January 30, 2004 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Discharge, Greek mythology, Ichor, Jupiter, , Pathology, Ulcer, Ulceration, Vitalism   

    Jupiter and the Bull 

    Mythology: The rarefied fluid said to run in the veins of the gods.
    Pathology: A watery, acrid discharge from a wound or ulcer.

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