2001: The Year in Review, part 2 - Page 3

 By Drew Bird
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With the sheer number of these file-sharing products now available, perhaps the lawyers should have taken advantage of the December 24th delivery service offered by a certain Mr S Claus. Given that he visits the homes of every boy and girl (good and bad), he might be able to keep up with the proliferation of P2P clients. That is of course if he has been able to download enough MP3's to play on his in-sleigh entertainment system to last the round-world trip.

As for this year, hopes are high. People talk of a corner having already being turned in the economy as a whole and the industry itself is looking ahead to a more profitable and altogether more optimistic year. How long into the new annum the upturn will be remains unclear, but you can be sure of one thing. There will never be a dull year in the technology industry.

Drew Bird (MCT, MCNI) is a freelance instructor and technical writer. He has been working in the IT industry for 13 years and currently lives in Kelowna, BC., Canada..

This article was originally published on Jan 2, 2002
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