Remember the great Y2K scare? On New Year's Eve 1999, when we flipped from 12/31/99 to 01/01/00, many computers weren't going to know what Year 00 was and would assume it to be either 1900 or bad input. The world was in danger of near stoppage when every computerized object was at risk of shutting down because of the Millennium Bug. Didn't happen.
If you're a follower of the very late Nostradamus, you know the world could have ended at any time, we've just been lucky. The years 2006 through 2012 were referred to by the 16th century French physician and astrologer as the Times of Trouble. These times are to be full of war, despair, and evil, but also of hope and promise. (Sounds more like President Bush fence-sitting his way through a press conference.)
One prediction that did come true: after nearly a year of the tabloids promising it was so, Jessica Simpson and Nick What's-his-name really are splitting up. Damn, another TV holiday special bites the dust.
What might 2006 hold for the HVAC industry and business in general? Here are a few predictions:
Mike Murphy is editor-in-chief. He can be reached at 248-244-6446, 248-244-2905 (fax), or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication date: 12/19/2005