This story – “Assessing Battelle’s 10 1996 predictions for 2006 tech” – has been forwarded to me many times. I guess that’s the downside of being in this biz for so long – it’s entirely plausible that I made a bunch of predictions in 1996 for 2006. Only, I didn’t. The Battelle Institute, a company that does a bunch of work for the government and is very remotely related to my family (like four generations ago, two brothers split up, one went west, one did not…), made these predictions. I am sure I was making predictions back then, but thank goodness, I can’t remember them.