Most Predictable Stories of 2005

Technology news can both surprise and dumbfound. Take the announcement that a researcher found a way to fight cancer with carbon nanotubes. Or the still head-scratching news that auction giant eBay paid up to $4.1 billion to acquire Skype, the mostly free internet phone service.

But just as often, hindsight counsels that a story was so obviously bound to happen that reporters should have filed their copy months before the event actually occurred, just as obituary writers do for aging celebrities.

Here's a collection of 2005 tech stories that, in retrospect, were thoroughly predictable. Wired News: Most Predictable Stories of 2005

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 28th December 2005 8:46PM