As a new year dawns, we will see lots of reviews of the old year’s lists, new predictions for 2007 and beyond and disruptive technologies to watch. I would like to capture some of these, related to technology and business.
CodeProject Survey Results
I like this one since it provides the wisdom of a group instead of a single person’s view
Ten Tech Trends for 2007 – Mercury News
My favorite – Tipping point for Solar Energy.
Five Disruptive Technologies to Watch in 2007 by David Storm, Information Week
RFID, WebServices, Server Virtualization, Mobile Security, Graphics Processing.
Why do I have them here? I think it is worth reviewing them to see which ones still apply.
Ten Trends to watch in 2006 from McKinsey
Here is a nice post on why Top 10 reasons why ‘Top 10′ lists are so popular. I think that this applies to any list, even 3 or 5 or 7 items. So I tend to use them lot everywhere including the documents I write.
- They are easy to digest
- They’re inherently linkable
- They will spread and be shared
A few other potential additions to the list:
- The are concise (save readers a lot of time)
- Whey you have to say something in a few words, you will think a lot before saying it
- Whether organized or not, they read well. If you number them, however, you may want to rank them too