Bill Quick started up Daily Pundit on Christmas Day 2001, which is widely regarded as a Good Thing. And I’d love to know the definitive answer to this question he poses:
It’s been a hell of a ride. I’m looking forward to another hundred years of it, and hope you are, too. I just wonder how I’ll be delivering the free ice cream a century from now, though.
Assuming that yes, he’ll be around in 2111, here are the Top Ten ways the Blogosphere (a term Quick put to good use) will be different:
- Mommybloggers will be supplanted by Grannybloggers
- Amish go electronic, will set up videoblog called “TheeTube”
- A sample of Gutenberg’s DNA will be used to create a clone, which will then demand royalties from the by-then-defunct Movable Type platform
- Mickey Mouse will finally be out of copyright
- Top-level domains with fewer than 11 letters will no longer be offered
- Google “upgrades” your thermostat
- Glenn Reynolds Enterprises charges 21 cents to use the word “Heh”
- WordPress will actually figure out how to maintain a database with a minimum of overhead
- Al Gore is burned in effigy for inventing the Internet
- Robert Stacy McCain will get invited to a convention
Disclaimer: Whatever disclaimers may be necessary in 2111 are herewith invoked, just in case.