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Technology predictions for 2011

Mark Anderson and Sharon Anderson Morris test drive a Tesla Roadster
Strategic News Service
Mark Anderson and Sharon Anderson Morris test drive a Tesla Roadster

2011 should be a great year for electric cars, e-books, netbooks, and Netflix. 

Strategic News Service publisher Mark Anderson shares his New Year's predictions with KPLU’s Dave Meyer.

Listen by clicking on the audio 'play' arrow above

Mark is predicting:

  • "CarryAlongs"* (tablets, pads, netbooks) will continue to be the fastest growing segment of the PC world.
  • E-books will go mainstream, with more of us reading books on e-readers, pads, netbooks and other devices.
  • Cable and satellite TV will lose ground to IPTV as more of us stream movies and TV shows from the Internet via Netflix and other services.
  • Apple's iTunes will continue to dominate digital music distribution but face serious competition for video.
  • Electric cars will make the transition from novelty item to an accepted form of transportation.  Expect to find charging stations up and down I-5 to power these new vehicles.

Mark will post more predictions for 2011 on his blog,A Bright Fire.


* When this was first posted, Dave mistakenly condensed "CarryAlongs" to "netbooks". In the audio interview, Mark includes pads and tablets in what he calls the CarryAlong form factor.

Dave Meyer has been anchoring KNKX news shows since 1987. He grew up along the shores of Hood Canal near Belfair and graduated from Washington State University with degrees in communications and psychology.
Mark Anderson is the CEO of the Strategic News Service® (SNS), SNS was the first subscription-based newsletter on the Internet, and is read by Bill Gates, Michael Dell, Mark Hurd, and industry leaders and investors in computing and communications worldwide. Mark is the founding chair of the Future in Review® (FiRe) Conference, which the Economist has labeled “the best technology conference in the world,” as well as of SNS Project Inkwell, the first global consortium to address technology design changes for one-to-one computing in classrooms. He is the founder of two software companies, a hedge fund, and the Washington Technology Industry Association “Fast Pitch” investment forum, Washington’s premier technology investment conference.