Well, it’s been a crazy year so far, and I doubt these last two weeks will change that prognosis. So here’s a look back at what affected me in 2006, and then a look ahead for 2007. This is partly because Darren Rowse, an Aussie blogger ten years my senior, to the day, is running a contest over on Problogger.net for Year-in-Review posts.
2006 was the year that everyone finally started to take the internet seriously as a medium. Watch any American newscast and mixed in with old stock footage, you’ll see youtube clips. Reporters get information on people from their myspace profiles. Time magazine voted “you” (as in the users that have turned the internet into this giant content-sharing web) as person of the year. Yep, the internets are really moving on up.
The USA is about to enter its fourth year in Iraq. I kept telling people, “It’s just not Vietnam” but now it’s been longer in Iraq than in the European theater of WWII.
I lost my best friend this year.
Medical marijuana and marijuana decriminalization initiatives were on several ballots this year, but most lost by about a ten percent margin. Dutch border towns have begun making it illegal for non-Netherlanders to purchase or posess marijuana. Marijuana is reportedly the #1 cash crop in the USA, too.
Blah blah blah Michael Richards, blah blah blah Democrats in control of both House and Senate. Blah blah blah North Korea.
Now onto 2007…
Bush will be giving his “new direction” on Iraq in early January, so we’ll see what we’re going to do to turn the tide of this thing. Hah.
I’m going back to The Netherlands in March!
Oh and my final prediction for 2007 is that pinkeyedjim.com and fuckingnastyshit.com are both going to hit their tipping points (FNS is a lot closer than PEJ, but they’re both gonna do it).
It’ll be fun to check this post this time next year when we do our 2007 year in review.
See you in cyberspace.