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Your Top 10...for 2009

It's that time of year when news slows to about the pace of current returns on an investment with Bernard Madoff, and everybody in the press fills Web site space with top-10 lists.

There are top-10 lists of every conceivable nature, from the top 10 Microsoft stories, to the top 10 Linux stories (or at least the top Linux stories -- we didn't count them...or read them), to the top 10 Internet stories, to, as far as we can tell, the top 10 stories, period, at least from a technology-industry perspective. There's even a list of the 10 most influential "biztech" leaders of 2008.

We were going to go whole hog, as we'd say in Texas, and post 10 top 10 lists...but most of them really aren't worth reading, anyway. Why? Because they all look backwards! We all know what happened (and is still happening) in 2008, but what we really want to know is what's going to happen in 2009.

That's where you come in, brave reader. Send us your top 10 for 2009. Whatever kind of top 10 you want -- it doesn't even have to have 10 entries. You can do this any way you want; you can be serious and send us a few (or 10 even) of your own priorities for 2009 -- projects, goals, whatever. You can send us 10 things you'd like to see in 2009 -- industry trends, products, acquisitions, you name it. Or you can send us the stories you think you'll be reading or hope to read next year. For instance: "Microsoft Buys Google and Cisco, Takes Control of Entire Internet and Requires Users To Buy Vista To Get Access." Or maybe, "Virtualization and Cloud Computing Allow for Storage of All Human Knowledge on One Server in One Datacenter."

Anyway, have fun with this; be as serious or as silly as you like, but let us know what's up for 2009. This will be the last week of RCPU for the year, so you have plenty of time to get your answers in -- we'll run them in 2009 after we've all sung Auld Lang Syne and watched 800 hours of college football on New Year's Day.

You know the address: lpender@rcpmag.com. Look into your crystal ball and tell us the future, or what you want the future to hold.

Posted by Lee Pender on 12/16/2008 at 1:22 PM


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