Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Seasons Greetings to all ... and predictions for 2015

Seasons Greetings to all.

May the year 2015 bring good health, great happiness, and, for my friends in and around the reprographics industry, great prosperity.

My predictions for 2015 (not really!):

The Dow Jones Index will either rise to above 21,000 .... or fall to below 14,000.  (Or, it may do both!  What do economists know that I don't know?, and WTF do I care, anyway?)

Sarah Palin will announce her run for President of the U.S. ...and announce that Michele Bachmann will be her running mate.  We definitely need this to happen!  There's been too little humor the past year!

Canon/OCE will announce that it has developed its own page-wide wide-format print technology (non-Memjet) that will print b/w and color twice as fast as HP's PageWide wide-format printers will print and do so at half the cost of HP's PageWide wide-format printers ... but that its new printers won't be ready for release until the latter part of 2016.

The IRgA will issue a directive to its members that no member company may any longer use the word "blueprint" or the words "blue print" in their company names.

John Oliver's "Last Week Tonight" show on HBO will become the most widely respected investigative news show on cable.  (As it so deserves!) will announce its new service - "Amazon.Amazon.Amazon.FKGeverything", where you can buy any GD thing you want and get immediate, free delivery via drone, provided that the delivery address is not near an airport.

Reprographers who still offer free delivery will wake up and realize that nothing in life is free (with, perhaps, the exception of air) ... and begin charging for delivery.

Apple will announce iHome.  All ya gotta do when you walk in the house is say stuff like:  a) I want dinner, b) I want the house to be cleaned, c) I want my bills paid, d) I want the lawn cut (or watered), e) I want to watch TV, f) etc., g) etc.  Couch potatoes celebrate; with Apple iHome, you won't have to do anything yourself, at all.  Apple will guarantee that iHome will actually listen to you and react to your commands (something your spouse or significant other will never do.)

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