How To Predict A Technology's Success From What Engineers Say About It

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.

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