Gartner is getting more than its fair share of attention today for
a controversial series of blog posts on Windows 8 from research
director Gunnar Berger, who argues that the Windows 8 experience
will be “bad” on a non-touch-enabled device.
I have one question. Why does anyone pay attention to Gartner,
which has been trolling IT professionals for as long as I’ve
been in the industry?
Just for grins, I went back and looked up some of Gartner’s more
spectacularly confident and wrong-headed predictions. Here are
some of their greatest hits. Er, I mean misses.