Round-ups and predictions…

The calendar–it’s just numbers on a grid. But this purely human invention structures more than our days; it structures our thoughts. The news media are compelled at this time of year to offer the public endless round-ups and predictions.

Here is a sample of the offerings concerning media and technology:

Boston Globe: a media round-up
Los Angeles Times: media company predictions
The Independent: warnings against predictions
San Francisco Chronicle: media/tech round-up
The New York Times: FCC/media in 2003
WorldNetDaily: funniest stories of 2002
Chicago Sun-Times: Richard Roeper predictions
Editor & Publisher: web predictions

Here is a sample of the offerings concerning politics and general news:

Arianna: many random sentences
Boston Globe: what’s ahead
The Hill: year of living dangerously