This is kind of a dull future; most changes will be changes in scale and not in shape. It may well be the ideal future for the small software developer, however, especially one who knows how to work fast and keep a small turning radius. The world market for English-language PC software will be in the 500-million range by the year 2000, and if you can't pay the rent on that, you belong in a government job. The good news is that a software development firm with eight or ten employees can work very well and keep all of those people in jobs. Forget any thought of getting rich, relocate to a small town in a temperate climate, and rediscover what it's like to simply live.