How to Predict a Technology's Success From What Engineers Say About It

Engineers, programmers and technologists are an incredibly clever and talented bunch—but that doesn't mean they can predict the market. Here's how you an judge a product's success based on what they say.

Put together by ex-NASA engineer Randall Munroe, this cartoon is a wry look at the way technical people view technology. As he writes in the mouseover text:

If you ever hear "Wait, is that Kim Dotcom's new project? I'm really excited about it and already signed up, although I'm a little nervous about whether everyone should hand over control of their medical...", it's time to dig a bunker in your backyard.

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And please, before any engineers shout at me too much: this is just a little bit of fun. [XKCD]

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