Eugene Ionesco

One of the fun things that columnists get to do is write their predictions for the new year. I've never done it before because I think it's generally a fool's game. As the playwright Eugene Ionesco wrote, "You can only predict things after they've happened." Still, predicting is fun. If you let me make it more of a trends analysis than a hard-and-fast statement of something that will happen in 1998, I'm willing to join the prediction party. Let's look at the major new media issues that will be transformed during 1998: Internet/WebIt was big in 1996 and 1997, and there's absolutely no reason for the

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