Having just read yet another story about a bunch of consultants predicting the future, here's a quick thought.

If Gartner and the like are so bloody good at predicting the technologies that are going to shape the future why don't they run a betting agency?

Why can't I go to the Gartner website and put 800 quid on tablets becoming an expensive piece of future trash within 10 years?

Because that's what I'm doing anyway.