What's Really Going to Happen in 2006!

by Kurt Cagle

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All right ... I spent a day and a half banging away at my in-depth analysis of the industry and the big trends that I see at play. Today, I'm going to tell you that it's all a crock - none of its going to happen. Sorry, I wrote earnestly enough about all of it, but I could have saved my fingers and actually got some traction on my book instead.

Why do I say this? Well, you see, I got this email addressed to me - CURTIS KAGEL, it said, right there in my mail reader. This letter, from a guy named Bill Gateese, told me that I'd won a secret grand prize lottery in Nigeria for several Gazillion Naira, and all I'd have to do was to send them my bank account number so they could deposit it.

Well, what the hey ... I did it, and lo and behold the next day I found a deposit for $16.34 from the National Bank of Nigeria (though curiously enough my bank balance was otherwise a lot lower than I remember), and a rather cryptic set of instructions which ultimately led me to a specific URL. I'm not going to tell it to you ... sorry, the future's too important to entrust to just anyone, you know ... but I can tell you a few of the more interesting things that I read there.

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